The Halifax Regional Centre for Education takes great care when making the decision to alter the normal operations of schools and school busses in the event of severe or inclement weather. You can find more information below or by viewing (and printing) our guidelines, here.
HRCE staff gather information from a variety of sources beginning at 4:30 am, including:
By 5:30 am, staff make recommendations to the Regional Executive Director of Education (or a designate), based on the information gathered and assessments of each area. The Regional Executive Director of Education makes the final decision based on this information.
It is our goal to make the decision as close to 6:00 am as possible. A 6:00 am announcement could be:
What if the weather deteriorates throughout the day?
If the weather deteriorates, the HRCE can decide to dismiss students early. In the event of an early dismissal, the decision will be communicated to all schools as close to 11:00 a.m. as possible.
In the event of an early dismissal, students in grades primary to 6 will not be released from school unless parents/guardians or designates have been notified by the school.
Information will be shared in the following ways:
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