Emergency Weather Information
In case of a local weather emergency, please follow the guidelines below. Visit our web site the day of the weather emergency for additional information.
BEDFORD AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSING PROCEDURES
DR. ALLEN SELL, SUPERINTENDENT
Most weather changes occur at night or in the early morning and almost all decisions
regarding the possible closing of school must be made in the early morning. The
Bedford Area School District covers over 300 square miles. The weather can be
terrible in one part of the District, but acceptable in another. Road conditions can
vary considerably. PennDot has established a priority system for clearing roads,
which means that main roads will be cleared before secondary roads.
Please get in the habit of turning on your local radio
and television stations every morning as soon as possible!
When a decision is made about school closing, that information
will immediately be phoned to these radio and television stations:
Star 100.9 FM Bedford B-Rock 107.5 Bedford NewsTalk 1310 Bedford WHJB -AM 1600 Bedford
FROGGY 98 Altoona WALY 103.9-FM Altoona WFRB 105.3 Frostburg WCBC 1270 Cumberland
WSKE-FM 104.3 Everett WCCL-COOL 101-FM Central City WKGO-GO 106 Cumberland
THE MOUNTAIN 96.5 Johnstown FOX CHANNEL 8 WTAJ-TV10 WJAC NEWSCENTER 6
TWO-HOUR DELAYS & EARLY DISMISSALS
To avoid missing school for the full day, we may use a two-hour delay. To do this we announce that all buses will run their route two-hours later than normal. Also, if the weather turns bad during the school day we may decide that an early dismissal may be necessary. Remember to stay tuned to your radio or TV.
WHEN SCHOOL IS CLOSED FOR BAD WEATHER, ALL SCHOOL
EVENTS HELD IN THE BEDFORD AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT ARE
If we have school when the roads in your area are bad, the bus driver may use his/her discretion regarding the running of the bus route or sections of the route. When this occurs, the student(s) who were missed will be considered legally absent for that day when she/he presents a note from the parent.