JUNCTION CITY, KAN. – Due to the winter weather forecast, which will bring extremely cold sub-zero windchills until well into the afternoon as well as snow-covered ice to our area, Geary County Schools USD 475 has spent considerable time monit0ring and evaluating the weather for tomorrow. Out of an abundance of caution and with concern for students who walk, ride, or take a bus to school, USD 475 has made the decision to close school on February 7, 2019. This cancellation also includes activities and programs within the district (unless otherwise stated) and the workday for staff. Staff with additional questions should contact their supervisor.
A significant number of events and programs have also been canceled for the evening of February 6, 2019. Check with program or event sponsors for more information.
The decision regarding cancellation is made by the Superintendent of Schools and/or her designees. The Superintendent uses community partners, Fort Riley, the National Weather Service, and the best information available at the time to make these decisions. The main focus of USD 475 is using available information to make a decision that best suits the safety of students and staff. Prolonged exposure to extremely cold temperatures coupled with potentially dangerous road conditions places students and staff at unnecessary risk.
When school is in session during inclement weather, the final decision whether or not a child should attend school or stay at home is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.
Geary County Schools apologizes for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause and will make any updates necessary in the event new information is available.