The Board authorizes the director of schools to close schools in the event of hazardous weather or any
other emergency which presents a threat to the safety of students, staff members or school property.
As soon as the decision is made to close schools, or dismiss them, the director of schools will notify the
public media and request that an announcement be made at the earliest possible time.
If school is not in session or is dismissed early due to snow or inclement weather, all scheduled activities
at Cumberland County Schools in which students are involved may be postponed or cancelled at the
discretion of the director of schools.
Providing for the safety and well being of all students and staff is a vital component of our efforts to create atmospheres where learning may occur. With this in mind, CCSS has developed an Emergency Response plan which is designed to minimize the danger posed to any individual on a school campus in the event an emergency develops. If such develops, keep the following in mind:
Do not telephone the school
Tune in to a local radio station
Do not come to the school unless student pick up is requested
If it becomes necessary to relocate students off campus, the alternative location will be provided to the media for public announcement