Staff begins making preliminary plans for possible scenarios as soon as meteorologists release somewhat reliable storm information. The morning of an event, staff begin communicating around 4:00 a.m. and are out checking road conditions by 4:30 a.m. While checking the roads, staff also communicate with the Sheriff’s department, the Chief of Fire and Emergency Services, VDOT, and neighboring school divisions. The goal is to make a decision about a delay or school closing by 6:00 a.m., because some buses are on the road at 6:15 a.m.
Please know that when making these decisions, student safety is our priority. These decisions are not made in haste and we do not take this responsibility lightly. We ask that you be patient with us when we do not make the delay or closing call as early as you would like or when we need to send out multiple SchoolMessenger calls.
How do I find out if school is closed or schedules change?
First word of any changes can be seen on the King William County Public Schools’ website (www.kwcps.k12.va.us), on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/king.william.777), and Twitter (@kwcps).