Policy FCB-R Closing Schools

File: FCB-R

Closing Schools

  1. Upon determining that a school should be closed, the Board shall instruct the superintendent to notify the parents/guardians of students attending the school in question by letter, informing them of the action, the reasons for the action, and of the arrangements proposed for the education of their children.

  1. The superintendent shall also inform the affected staff members. Staff assignments, transfers or dismissals shall be accomplished in accordance with Board policy and law.

  1. To ensure the smoothest possible transition, the Board shall direct that the school scheduled for non-operation the following year be closed as of the end of the regular school year, unless emergency conditions dictate otherwise.

  1. If emergency conditions dictate that a school be closed during the regular school year, the Board shall allow the superintendent a period to execute the Board’s order. The superintendent shall use this period to work with parents/guardians, teachers, and administrators in sending and receiving schools to prepare children for the change.

Approved: date of manual adoption

Revised: December 14, 1993

Reviewed: August 9, 2005

Revised: September 23, 2014

Huerfano School District Re-1, Walsenburg, Colorado