• Inclement Weather – District School Closing Procedures

    The health and safety of our district children is the highest priority at Decatur Public Schools. It is our goal to improve communication with district families and staff regarding any situation that would cause an interruption in the school day or cancelling of school.  It is our intent to alert our families in advance to allow parents to arrange for childcare. 


    • Road Hazard Evaluation Team travels and inspects road conditions of essential bus routes no later than 4:30 am.

    • First Student to advise the District if all buses have started and are ready for routes no later than 5:30 am. 

    • Coordinator of Transportation to provide Superintendent with recommendation no later than 5:30 am.

    • Superintendent decision is made no later than 6:00 am.
    Communication Procedures

     A post on social networking, the District Facebook page & Twitter (@DPS61Decatur), a telephone call to all parents will be sent from the office of Community Engagement via ParentLink, www.dps61.org and cable channel 22 will have announcements, as well as local tv/radio media partners will be notified regarding any school schedule changes or cancellation notice. 
    **All other sources relating to Decatur Public Schools schedule changes or cancellation announcements should be considered unreliable.