Will school be delayed or canceled? How area school districts - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Will school be delayed or canceled? How area school districts decide

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Will school run on time, be delayed or canceled? It's the question pretty much everyone wants to know, and school districts want to give you an answer as soon as possible so parents have plenty of time to make arrangements if there are any changes.

KCBD NewsChannel 11 spoke with Lubbock, Lubbock Cooper and Frenship School Districts; the districts say they are constantly receiving updates from the National Weather Service.

If there is a major snow development Monday night, they could make a decision before 10 p.m. If not, school administrators will head out between 3 a.m. – 5 a.m. Tuesday to check-out the road conditions.

Something different districts are taking into account during this storm is the extreme cold. They don't want children standing out at bus stops waiting is sub-zero temperatures. LISD has canceled all outdoor athletics for Tuesday. Frenship and Lubbock Cooper have not yet made decisions about extracurricular activities.

"There are a lot of considerations when you talk about closing or delaying school in trying to evaluate what's really in the best interest of students. (In these) very, very low temperatures we certainly need parents to be cognoscente of dressing children appropriately for that cold weather. There's also ramifications when you cancel or delay school with kids who may be left at home with less than adequate supervision because parents had to go to work; so, we're going to weigh all that carefully and do what's in the best interest of the students," Nancy Sharp with LISD said.

The different school districts will notify parents through their school notification system. KCBD NewsChanne11 will have staff up early also bringing you the latest delays and cancellations online and on Daybreak Today.

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