Two-Hour Delay – March 4, 2019

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JUNCTION CITY, KAN. – Due to dangerously low temperatures expected tomorrow, March 4, 2019, Geary County Schools USD 475 will operate under a two-hour delay.

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 operate under a two-hour delay for students on March 4, 2019. This delay does not include any alteration to the workday for staff. Staff should report at normal times and direct any additional questions to their supervisor.

AM classes for Early Childhood Center will be canceled. No breakfast will be served at USD 475 schools on March 4, 2019.

This delay of school will likely cause the need to make up time throughout the year for some schools within USD 475. Time could be made up in a variety of ways to include adding a short amount of time to the school day. Notifications will be made to district families as soon as the logistical components are set in place.

The decision regarding cancellation or delay 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 places student walkers and riders at unnecessary risk.

When school is in session during inclement weather, the final decision of 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 delay may cause and will make any updates necessary in the event new information is available.