Friday, August 22, 2014
Superintendent's Message: School Closings and Delays
As winter approaches, we face the possibility of school closings and delays. Safety of students and staff will always be our top priority in our decisions. The best weather resources will be utilized, and conference calls with surrounding districts will ensure consistency when possible.
Please keep in mind, Lakeland covers forty square miles with some difficult terrain. While the roads or weather conditions in your neighborhood may not look hazardous, the other side of the district may be experiencing harsh and dangerous conditions. Hence, our weather-related decisions are districtwide decisions.
We will continue to notify you as quickly as possible when a closing or delay decision is made, and use many avenues to communicate it to you, including all-calls, website, Facebook, television and radio.
George E. Stone, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools