Poland School System
Any change in the normal school schedule will be announced in most instances between 6:00 and 6:30 am through these media stations:
- TV channels 21, 27, and 33; 62
- Websites: WKBN WYTV WFMJ
- Radio WKBN 570, WNIO 1390, WNCD 93.3, WBBG 106.1, WICT 95.1, WTNX, 95.9, WMXY 98.9, HOT 101.1, WBTJ 101.9, and Y103
In case of hazardous weather conditions or utility equipment failure, the Poland Schools are permitted by Ohio law to close up to three days for such purposes without any makeup days required. The State requires any days missed beyond three to be made up.
Ohio Law also permits school districts to delay opening schools up to two (2) hours for hazardous weather without that day being designated as a calamity day.
2 hour delay
Should a delay be implemented, here are some important procedures to remember: A two hour delay means all schools simply start two hours later.
Students' hours would be:
- High School would start at 9:55 a.m. instead of 7:55 a.m.
- Middle School and McKinley Elementary would start at 10:38 a.m instead of 8:38 a.m.
- Dobbins, North and Union Elementaries would start at 10:20 a.m. instead of 8:20
- Bus routes in AM would be two hours later than normal, unless part time. Part time should check with their supervisors as to hours.
- Cafeteria lunch times remain the same. No change.
- Dismissal times and PM bus runs remain the same as on a normal school day.
It is our policy and practice not to delay or close schools unless it is absolutely necessary. The reason is
that closing or delays cause major disruptions to today's families where both parents (or single parents) work. These decisions are always difficult and usually involve many variables, some of which may or may not be known to you or the public at the time the change in the school day is announced.
Regardless of this official policy, students and personnel should always use good judgement and caution about the conditions of the individual roads on which they must travel. Drive safely at all times. Please remember, we place the safety of students and staff as foremost.
All administrators (principals, transportation coordinator, cafeteria coordinators, special education coordinators) are urged to remind staff, students, and parents about these procedures.