How does temperature affect the decision to hold school?
When very cold weather strikes, the Liberty Central School District receives many questions from families and staff asking whether school will be delayed or closed due to cold temperatures alone. Under certain conditions, outlined below, the superintendent of schools may determine that school should be delayed or closed for the safety of the district’s students and staff.
There are no “rules” for delays or closings; those decisions are up to each local school district. The Liberty Central School District considers a set of internal weather guidelines to help determine whether temperatures are safe to hold classes. We rely on guidance from the National Weather Service to make our decisions.take into account the amount of time it takes for exposed skin to develop frostbite based on the wind chill and temperature.
Typically, when wind chills are in the light blue area of the chart, school is not delayed. Of course, other factors may also be considered (such as snow or bus problems), but these parameters provide a general guide.When temperatures do not warrant closing, families can help their children prepare for the weather by dressing them warmly, in layers, with a hat, scarf, gloves and appropriate footwear.