Transportation
Edmonton
August 20, 2018, 5:50 pm
Intermittent clouds
Intermittent clouds
22°C
Forecast August 20, 2018
day
Intermittent clouds
Intermittent clouds
22°C
wind speed: 4 km/h WNW
wind gusts: 11 km/h
night
Mostly clear
Mostly clear
9°C
wind speed: 4 km/h S
wind gusts: 7 km/h
Forecast August 21, 2018
day
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
26°C
wind speed: 4 km/h SW
wind gusts: 11 km/h
night
Clear
Clear
12°C
wind speed: 7 km/h SSW
wind gusts: 7 km/h
Forecast August 22, 2018
day
Sunny
Sunny
30°C
wind speed: 7 km/h W
wind gusts: 11 km/h
night
Mostly clear
Mostly clear
13°C
wind speed: 4 km/h ESE
wind gusts: 7 km/h
Forecast August 23, 2018
day
Mostly cloudy
Mostly cloudy
26°C
wind speed: 11 km/h ENE
wind gusts: 18 km/h
night
Showers
Showers
9°C
wind speed: 11 km/h NNW
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 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