Date Approved: November 16 2015
Date Reviewed/Amended: November 16 2015
School Closures and Early Dismissal
If there is a loss of heat or power during the school day, the Principal will:
All Decisions About School Closures Will Be Made By The Superintendent.
In the event of an extended power loss to a facility or to the district certain precautionary measures should be taken depending on the geographical location and environment of the facility.
(Please note: It is unusual but not impossible for the temperatures in Prince Rupert and surrounding areas to go below freezing. There have been documented landslides in the past 10 years that cut off power to Prince Rupert and Port Edward for more than 7 days.)
In the event of freezing temperatures, the Operations Department will ensure building systems and infrastructure are monitored and protected as necessary, paying particular attention to systems and equipment that may be damaged by freezing temperatures.
Upon restoration of heat and power:
4110 - - Emergency Preparedness Policy