Emergency Closing & Inclement Weather Procedures
Azle ISD is committed to providing a quality educational experience and safe learning environment for our students. We realize school closings, early releases, and delayed starts caused by inclement weather impact our families and employees.
In the event there is a possibility of inclement weather, school officials monitor the weather/road conditions throughout the day/evening. We also work closely with the National Weather Service, local emergency management personnel, and other area school districts.
The following factors are considered when we make a decision that alters the normal school schedule:
- Road conditions to determine whether buses/cars can safely travel
- The existing accumulation of snow or ice
- The rate and expected duration of precipitation
- Parking lot and sidewalk conditions
- Weather predictions
The safety of our families and staff will always be our top priority when we are faced with decisions about school closings due to weather. We will notify our families about any changes in the school day as quickly as possible. We encourage our families to utilize their neighbors, friends, and family members to have backup plans in place. Please keep in mind phone lines at the schools may be jammed on inclement weather days.
In the event of an inclement weather or delayed school day, we will notify our parents, students, and staff using the districtwide parent link notification system. The information will also be posted on the Azle ISD website, Facebook and Twitter accounts, and local television and radio outlets will be notified. It is imperative that families provide campuses with their updated phone numbers and email addresses.
In the event of a delayed school day, the district will always use a two-hour delay. Buses will pick up students two hours from their normal pick up time. Unfortunately, several of the local television stations do not give districts the option to state that they are having a two-hour delay; the only option is to list a 10 a.m. start time. Breakfast will not be served on late arrival days.
Official information concerning a delayed opening or the cancellation of the school day is usually determined no later than 6 a.m. of the school day.
If no announcements of campus closings or delays are made it should be assumed the district will operate as normal.