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Bucyrus City Schools would like to share the process used to determine school delays and closures.  First, allow us to say that those who make the decisions are all parents of children in our school system; it is a quintessentially painstaking decision.  Second, allow us to say that we are in direct communication with the decision makers of all neighboring and county school districts beginning between 5:00 and 5:15 a.m.   

While most of the school districts in Crawford County are widespread and rural, Galion and to a greater degree, Bucyrus are small districts (square mileage) and have fewer complications with blowing and drifting snow.  One factor that requires greater consideration in Bucyrus is the fact that our transportation system is limited to students who live beyond two miles of their school and those who are disabled.

 With consideration to the issues above, a decision to delay must be made by 6:00 a.m. and a decision to close must be made by 8:00 a.m. if we have previously decided to delay. Factors contributing to this decision include snow depth, road conditions, sidewalk conditions, and the wind chill factor. 

To examine road conditions, we drive the routes that include the north, south, east, and west sides of the city.  We usually take at least two laps on these routes to ascertain how quickly the conditions are changing.  With regard to the wind chill, please reference the chart below.  You will notice that there is little danger of frostbite until the wind chill drops to 20 degrees below zero, we do not allow students to be at risk for frostbite.  Instead, we generally delay or cancel if the wind chill factor falls lower than 10 degrees below zero for several minutes.  The key to limiting exposure is to dress your students properly.  That means: a winter coat, hat, gloves, and sometimes a scarf.   Please dress your students properly and we will continue to be very deliberate in our decision to delay or close school all the while keeping our students at the heart of our decision.

 
 

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