Dear Parents and Staff,
With the record-setting weather that we are experiencing, I want to reach out to you with some information about school closure days that I hope is helpful.
We recognize the importance of having children in school to learn as well being aware that many of our parents work – causing an inconvenience when school is cancelled. We also realize that for some of our students, being in school means having breakfast and a hot lunch. Even with these factors, student and staff safety is the first priority in our decision-making process.
Driving the roads to ascertain their condition very early in the morning is standard procedure. Communication with city and county road crews is vital. The recurring snow, sleet and freezing rain have created hazardous conditions for buses and other vehicles. Additionally, weather conditions can bring about other circumstances that may cause schools to close.
State code requires that Idaho schools be in session for a set number of instructional hours. This varies by grade level. Payette School District is carefully planned to provide more instructional time than State code requires. This allows some flexibility when school closure is necessary. As of today, January 11, we will NOT have to make up days.
I would like to express appreciation for tremendously hard-working people including Payette School District Maintenance and Transportation personnel, City of Payette Street Department, Payette County Road Department and Highway District No. 1, as well as local safety officials who are going many extra miles to ensure our safety and well-being.
Let’s hope for a mild finish to winter and look forward to uninterrupted learning days.
Payette School District Superintendent
Thank you for your service Mrs. King !!
Superintendent of Schools
The Board of Trustees seeks its next Superintendent.
To learn more about the district, community, and the position, download the brochure: Superintendent Brochure
The application form and further details can be found on the Idaho School Boards Association’s (ISBA) website at www.idsba.org.
Please direct any questions regarding the position and applying to Misty Swanson at ISBA: email@example.com or (208) 854-1476.
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School Resumes Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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