FWISD PREPARATIONS FOR WINTER WEATHER
Whenever winter weather threatens the North Texas area, the Fort Worth ISD wants you to Know The Plan.
The assessment process begins at least 24 hours in advance of any approaching storm. Planning involves District leadership, the Operations Division, Emergency Management, Transportation and Safety & Security.
The FWISD Emergency Preparedness Office (EPO) will be in communication with the Fort Worth Police Department, the Texas Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety. The EPO continually monitors radar and weather forecasts through contact with local and National Weather Service meteorologists.
Surrounding school districts may be contacted and asked about conditions in their areas. This helps FWISD leaders understand the potentially improving or deteriorating driving conditions as the assessment period moves on.
The goal is to make a decision as to whether classes will be held no later than 5 a.m. The Chief of District Operations, using all of the collected information, confers with Superintendent Walter Dansby who makes the final decision.
If school is to be canceled or delayed, notices will immediately be posted on the District’s Facebook page, on Twitter (@FortWorth_ISD), the District’s web site, www.fwisd.org, crawled on our EdTV Channel (Charter Cable Channel 30 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99) and forwarded to local radio, television and newspapers. Resumption of classes is communicated through the same channels.
You and your family should have a plan for winter weather as well. You can find valuable information on emergency preparations on our Know The Plan web site. The time to prepare is now!
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