How do I find out if school is closed or delayed?
What happens when it snows or the weather is bad?
Superintendent: I watch the weather on television just like everyone else. The local stations do a nice job explaining forecasts. If we do get foul weather, I check the roads before 5 AM. My goal is to announce any delay or postponement before 6 AM to give parents time to make arrangements. I used to think delaying school was a good way to go, but with so many parents having to work, I am not so sure that is true any more. Another argument against delaying school is that people are accustomed to traffic patterns during various parts of the day. Change the start time of school, and traffic gets changed, maybe for the worse. In our school it is not as big a factor as in a larger geographic area like St. Charles or Chesaning.
Who do you talk to when making the decision?
Superintendent: I consult other superintendents from around the area (especially Jerry Seese from Saginaw Twp. Schools), and I check with our staff. The final call is mine to make.
What stations should I listen to or watch?
Superintendent: My Job is to call local TV and radio stations. The TV stations have converted to automated machines; that is a big improvement! TV 5, TV 12 and TV 25 each have a “message crawl” across the screen, so it is easy to check all three sources in a short amount of time. Also, I try to call these radio stations: WSGW, WSAM, WKCQ, WHNN, WIOG, WLTZ, WIXC, WGER, and Joe 97.3.
Would the computer help me?
Superintendent: Yes, if you click to our website (www.carrolltonpublicschools.org/links-and-resources/) you can go to a link for TV 5, TV 12, or TV 25.
Is it true you have never canceled school?
Superintendent: Not true. We have had some mild winter weather the last couple of years, so I guess I have gained a reputation for not canceling school.
In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, and the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act of 1977, it is the policy of the Carrollton Public School District that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, disability, height, weight, or marital status be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to, discrimination during any program, activity, service or in employment. For information, inquiries, or to file a complaint, contact the Superintendent of Carrollton Public Schools at PO Box 517, Carrollton, MI 48724. (989) 754-1475