Transportation
Edmonton
June 17, 2019, 5:43 am
Mostly clear
Mostly clear
13°C
Forecast June 17, 2019
day
Sunny
Sunny
24°C
wind speed: 11 km/h SSE
wind gusts: 18 km/h
night
Partly cloudy with showers
Partly cloudy with showers
13°C
wind speed: 11 km/h SSE
wind gusts: 14 km/h
Forecast June 18, 2019
day
Mostly cloudy with showers
Mostly cloudy with showers
21°C
wind speed: 7 km/h NW
wind gusts: 11 km/h
night
Partly cloudy
Partly cloudy
9°C
wind speed: 4 km/h NW
wind gusts: 14 km/h
Forecast June 19, 2019
day
Rain
Rain
12°C
wind speed: 14 km/h NNW
wind gusts: 22 km/h
night
Rain
Rain
9°C
wind speed: 18 km/h NW
wind gusts: 22 km/h
Forecast June 20, 2019
day
Mostly cloudy with showers
Mostly cloudy with showers
16°C
wind speed: 14 km/h NE
wind gusts: 22 km/h
night
Mostly cloudy
Mostly cloudy
10°C
wind speed: 11 km/h NW
wind gusts: 14 km/h
 

School Closure Policy

When winter weather arrives, with it come the inevitable school closures and bus cancellations. Generally we will follow Parkland County School’s lead when making decisions about school and/or bus closures, however MECCS’ policy regarding student transportation in inclement weather is as follows:When the safety of transporting bus students is at risk because of weather conditions, our Superintendent of Schools, in consultation with the Principal and the Bus Drivers, may choose to suspend school bus services and/or close schools.Weather guidelines that support the decision:
  • Visibility of less than 1 kilometer
  • Impassable rural roads
  • Temperature of -40°C
The final decision to send a child to the bus stop or to school rests with parents, even though buses may be operational. Parents are responsible for checking with the MECCS Facebook page and listening to the designated radio stations to receive the correct information with regard to school closures or bus cancellations. Local radio stations notified of bus and/or school closures:CHQT- AM 880CFCW – AM 790K97 – FM 97100.3 – FM 100.3CBC – AM 740 or FM 93.9We will also announce any bus and/or school closures on Global TV’s morning news program.Information on bus and/or school closures will also be posted on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/164419120320814/?bookmark_t=group