How the school closing decision is made by Baltimore County School leaders

Baltimore County Superintendent describes process

TOWSON, Md. - If the area's first significant snow storm in more than two years does arrive, school officials tell ABC2 news they'll be ready.

Dr. Dallas Dance, Superintendent of the Baltimore County Public School System.

"Our transportation folks will be on the roads starting at 3 AM, I start getting on the line at about 4:30 with our operations and communications department" Dr. Dance said.


Baltimore County has closed Wednesday. Check other closings here .


They'll evaluate the roads and the forecast for the morning and afternoon commutes, with the goal of keeping students and staff safe- but also to make a call as as early as possible

Dance-"We're going to boil it down to student safety we're not going to risk the safety of our students and our employees when we're dealing with a significant weather event" 6:03:24

Dr. Dance would not guarantee a snow day for his students.. But he did say:

Dance: "You never know necessarily what mother nature is going to call for. if they're calling for what we think they're calling for sometimes the decisions aren't as hard as people think."

 

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