The following is an extract from Administrative Procedure 133. It explains how WRSD manages the impact of weather on our schools and services.
Schools in the Wild Rose School Division will stay open all day on regularly scheduled school days regardless of the weather, providing that the building is deemed safe and comfortably heated. The primary consideration in the event of severe weather conditions shall be the health and safety of students. Parents are expected to exercise good judgement and care when deciding whether or not to send their child(ren) to school when weather conditions are extreme. The following measures shall be taken to promote safe student transportation during cold and inclement weather conditions.
Any of the following factors, or combinations of them, shall serve as guidelines for considering the non-operation of buses:
- A temperature of -35 degrees or lower reported by the Weather Network for the area in question;
- Extreme wind chill of -40 degrees or lower reported by the Weather Network for the area in question;
- Visibility of less than 300 meters; and/or
- Road closures by R.C.M.P., municipal, or other local road officials.