Inclement weather policy
In assessing the opening of school during inclement weather the ultimate priority is the safety of our students, staff, and families. Therefore, SBEC will exercise caution in the decisions made. Though we make our determination independent of other school systems, we do confer with Desoto County schools and weigh heavily their decision. We will seek to make our announcement in a timely manner.
When making our decision we evaluate the status of local roads, as well as, that of our parking lot and campus. We also make our determination based on current and forecasted conditions.
We will notify our families through e-mail, website posting, twitter, facebook and announcements on local media outlets. We ask that you not call the school before checking each of these sources of communication.
Should inclement weather cause school to need to be dismissed during the school day, the same procedures for notification would be utilized. Again, we ask that you not call the school unless it is an emergency as we need to keep the phone lines accessible.
SBEC does include at least one “snow day” in our school calendar. Any days beyond those built into the schedule will have to be made up. SBEC serves a vast area. Therefore, in the event of school opening during inclement weather, parents should always use their own judgment based upon their individual family circumstances.