Emergency Closing Information
In preparation for the upcoming winter months, please take note of the updated Kutztown Area School District Emergency Closing and Delay Information. The Kutztown Area School District has a comprehensive and time-efficient notification plan in place for updating our staff, parents, and students. As snow, ice, or other inclement weather situations arise that may affect the school day, administration will be in contact with our Transportation Coordinator, Eshelman Busing Company, and Township and Borough Road Masters to determine the road conditions. Administration will then make a decision based on the information presented at the time whether to delay, close, or open school on time with the main purpose of maintaining student and employee safety.
There are several factors that impact the decision whether to delay or close school when inclement weather arises. Our school district is 99 square miles, the largest school district in terms of size in the county. The weather conditions can vary across the school district where temperatures and precipitation can fluctuate greatly. Daily, our school buses and vans conduct nearly 1300 bus stops, travel over 3200 miles, and transport nearly 1400 students (KASD students, charter school students, and non-public school students). All of these combined factors inform our decision regarding school closure, delay, or on-time opening.
If it becomes necessary to close or delay school because of inclement weather, the announcement will be communicated via the ConnectEd Phone/Email System, as well as the following radio and TV stations:
WZZO-FM (95.1), WAEB-FM (104.1), WRFY-FM (102.5), WFMZ-FM (100.7), WCTO-FM (96.1), WIOV-FM (105.1), WLEV-FM (86.1), WBYN-FM (107.5)
WKAP-AM (1320), WAEB-AM (790), WRAW-AM (1340), WEST-AM (1400), WEEU-AM (850)
(69) WFMZ-TV, (3) CBS, (6) ABC, (10) NBC, (2) Kutztown Borough Cable, (8) WGAL-TV
Please tune to one of these stations for closing information. Please do not call the schools. Announcements will be made as early as possible, preferably by 6:00-6:15 a.m.
This year we will once again use both the 2-hour and 3-hour delay when appropriate to ensure the best educational experience based upon conditions and their impact on the safety of students and staff.
Evening School Events Snow Provision
In the event that schools are closed during regular daytime hours due to inclement weather, all evening events may also be cancelled. The Director of Athletics, Student Activities, and Community Relations will be in contact with coaches/advisors regarding the status of evening school events who in turn will be in contact with families.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we approach the winter season. Let's hope for an uneventful winter!