District Includes ‘Three-Hour Delay’ as Option in Its Emergency Response Toolkit

On Tuesday, February 8, 2011, in response to a unique combination of winter road conditions and weather information, the Rhinebeck central School District implemented a three-hour school delay in order to get children and staff to school safely while maintaining as much of the instructional program as weather and travel conditions permitted that day. 

This response demonstrated the District’s ability to successfully implement this concept, which was met with overwhelmingly positive feedback from parents regarding the effort to conserve instructional time in the face of adverse weather and travel conditions.  As a result, the school district plans to include the three-hour delay in its toolkit of emergency response options going forward.

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