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The winter season is just about here. I’d like to remind you of our school delay and closing procedures.

I make the decision to delay or cancel school after I review the weather forecast and consult with our Transportation Department. When necessary, the district also consults with the municipalities and other resources within our community.  Each decision regarding whether or not to delay or cancel school is made with student safety as the primary concern. I recognize that any delay or cancellation can create hardships for our families and do not take this decision lightly.

Dear BASD Families:

The winter season is just about here. I’d like to remind you of our school delay and closing procedures. 

I make the decision to delay or cancel school after I review the weather forecast and consult with our Transportation Department. When necessary, the district also consults with the municipalities and other resources within our community.  Each decision regarding whether or not to delay or cancel school is made with student safety as the primary concern. I recognize that any delay or cancellation can create hardships for our families and do not take this decision lightly.

Delay/Closing Plan

In an effort to maximize in person instruction for our students, we will have traditional snow days this year. This means students will not have school, nor will they have to learn remotely. The days will be made up according to our calendar

If we have a particularly bad winter with more than a few snow days, it is possible that we will  move to remote learning. In that case, we will distribute devices and/or learning materials to students. More details will be shared if we get to the point where we have to implement a flexible instructional day.

If we have to delay, all BASD schools will operate on our two hour delay schedule.

Delay/Closing Communication

If a school delay or closing is necessary, families can get the information from a variety of sources.  

We recommend that families use our website (www.basdk12.org) as their primary source of information. This is the first place the information is posted. Our website (www.basdk12.org) gives us the flexibility and space to share all necessary information. 

Please do not rely solely on the media (KDKA, WTAE, WPXI). There have been occasions beyond our control where we have not been able to report accurate or timely delay/closing information via media. We will not be able to include detailed instructions via these sources. Thus, they should only be used as a secondary source.

Update Your Contact Information

We also recommend that you take a moment to make sure your contact information is up-to-date and your communication preferences are set in the Tyler Parent Portal. We will contact parents/guardians via phone, text and email. 

Please remember changes may not take effect immediately, so be sure to update your information as soon as possible. 

Thank you for your patience this winter!

Sincerely,  

Brian J. White, Jr., Ed.D.
Superintendent
Butler Area School District

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