When freezing precipitation or other inclement weather is expected, Dripping Springs ISD administrators carefully monitor conditions. The decision to close or delay school for bad weather is about safety. It takes into account the condition of the bus routes, the fact that many staff members drive from other areas to get to work, and the conditions of campuses.
The superintendent consults with many sources during the decision-making process, often starting at a very early hour. Information is obtained from the Hays County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), superintendents from other districts are contacted, and the DSISD Transportation Director provides reports on road conditions.
Parents and staff will be notified of any weather-related changes to the regularly scheduled instructional day and/or transportation through several methods:
- District website
- Local Media
- E-mail blast to parents
- Skylert call system to parents and staff
- Facebook / Twitter