Severe Weather Procedures

Snow-Related Closures

When the whether turns snowy and the roads turn icy, PRB Schools implements the following procedures when dealing with weather-related closures. 

1. The superintendent and transportation director confer on weather forecasts and current weather conditions. They also drive area rural roads to determine whether they are safe enough for bus travel. 

2. If roads are determined not to be safe or forecasts are predicting unsafe conditions, the superintendent may dismiss early, start late, cancel classes or call an e-learning day. 

3. As soon as a decision is made, the superintendent will:

– Send out an all call to parents via phone, text, and email. 

– A message will be posted on the school FB account and website.

– Notify local radio and television stations. 

Types of Closures


When school is closed the same day, classes are cancelled and all activities and events are cancelled including community ed.

This is not an e-learning day and the day may need to be made up at the end of the school year.


If school will be closed tomorrow, an e-learning day may be called. Parents will always know the day before. Students will bring home a Chromebook to participate virtually during the e-learning day.

Students must login to SeeSaw or Schoology during the e-learning day for their assignments.


All late starts are 2 hours late. Parents should add 2 hours to their regular drop-off and bus times. School will still end at its regular time.

Late starts allow time for plows to improve road conditions to allow for safe bus travel. Late starts do not need to be made up at the end of the year.


If weather is already beginning to make travel dangerous and conditions will only get worse, an early dismissal may be called.

Parents will be notified during the all-call when students will be released. Buses will still bring students home. Early dismissals generally do not need to be made up at the end of the year.