UPDATE TO SEVERE WEATHER ADMIN PROCEDURE:
NWSD has updated it's severe weather policy regarding school buses and extreme weather.
"1. The Director is authorized to dismiss students, discontinue transportation services, and close schools as emergencies arise. If either of the following conditions occur, buses will not run:
1.1. Temperature at or greater (sic) than -40 degrees Celsius by no later than 7:00 a.m.
1.2. Severe wind chill at or greater (sic) than -45 degrees Celsius no later than 7:00 a.m.
2. When procedures 1.1 and 1.2 do not occur, road
conditions may be determined by drivers in consultation with the Supervisor of Transportation. The bus driver, prioritizing the safety of students, shall use their best judgement in determining whether or not to run the bus
under the following conditions:
2.1. Severely drifted or extremely icy roads.
2.2. Limited visibility because of fog, blowing snow or blizzard conditions.
2.3. Freezing rain or other unsafe road conditions. "
The school division website, www.nwsd.ca, and this Facebook page will receive updates when extreme weather causes bus route cancellations.
Also, please note these excerpts from the AP:
"12. In the event a school bus or buses are not operating, the regular staff and in-town students are expected to be in their regular appointed places.
13. All students riding on school buses during winter months are required to wear winter footwear and outerwear and to carry with them winter headwear and gloves or mitts. In cases where children are not appropriately attired for winter conditions, the bus driver may restrict access until appropriate conditions are met. The bus driver shall advise the Principal of such action(s)."
The full AP is here: http://www.nwsd.ca/About/AdminProcedures/Documents/100%20-%20General%20Administration/AP%20133%20SEVERE%20WEATHER.pdf