EMERGENCY CLOSINGS: Emergency situation that affects all schools in the district - inclement weather
TPS uses the following to notify the public of school closings:
The public is notified by 6:00 a.m. any day that schools are closed.
If inclement weather exists or is expected to occur during the early morning hours of the following day,TPS follows the following procedures:
The decision to close schools may include any one of the following:
"Education Service Center" refers to all district offices and affects hourly and 12-month employees with some exceptions.
Unless weather conditions dictate otherwise, the Education Service Center will be open for business, possibly with delayed start, on days when schools are closed. All 12-month employees at district facilities will report to their regularly assigned positions at the announced start time of the ESC or as directed by their supervisor.
Local media will typically NOT announce information about the Education Service Center. Check www.tulsaschools.org for the status of the Education Service Center.
All evening activities at any TPS site are canceled on days when schools are closed, even if conditions improve. Evening activities may also be canceled on days when schools are open if hazardous conditions occur during the day or evening. Check www.tulsaschools.org for cancellations and postponements.
See related board regulation: Regulation 7308-R: Emergency Closings
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