It is the policy of Spartanburg County School District Seven that all employees, parents and students exercise sound judgment regarding their personal safety during weather alerts. The school district cannot guarantee the safety of road conditions at any time. The district administration makes the decision whether or not to operate schools. Parents must make the decision whether or not to send their children to school during bad weather conditions.
When ice or snow causes hazardous driving conditions, it is the districts’ intention to operate schools only when roads are safe. School officials begin checking road conditions at 4:00 a.m. However, many times conditions cannot be determined until two or three hours later because snow or ice may occur at daybreak. When possible, a decision is made early - usually by 5:30 a.m. Once a decision is made, the announcement is made on our Website, Facebook and Twitter pages, and on radio and TV.
If a decision to close schools cannot be made by 5:30 a.m., school opening may be delayed for an hour or more. If an announcement is made that the school opening time will be delayed, teachers will not be at the schools until the announced time. Therefore, students may not be brought to school until the announced opening time.
During school closures, school activities and athletic events are cancelled as well. Individual schools will communicate about when specific events will be rescheduled.
In all situations SAFETY is always our prime objective.