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Gilroy USD |  BP  3516.5  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Emergency Schedules   

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In order to provide for the safety of students and staff, the Governing Board authorizes the Superintendent or designee to close a school site, to change the regular school day schedule, or to take any necessary action when adverse weather conditions or other emergencies warrant.

(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)

(cf. 4157/4257/4357 - Employee Safety)

(cf. 5142 - Safety)

(cf. 6112 - School Day)

The Superintendent or designee shall establish a system for informing students and parents/guardians when school buses are not operating or when the school day schedule is changed or the school is closed.

(cf. 3542 - School Bus Drivers)

(cf. 3543 - Transportation Safety and Emergencies)

In the event that students arrive at school when the school day schedule changes or the schedule changes after school has begun, the Superintendent or designee shall ensure that supervision is provided in accordance with the procedures specified in the district's emergency and disaster preparedness plan.

(cf. 3516 - Emergencies and Disaster Preparedness Plan)

(cf. 3516.1 - Fire Drills and Fires)

(cf. 3516.2 - Bomb Threats)

(cf. 3516.3 - Earthquake Emergency Procedure System)

The Superintendent or designee may provide a means to compensate for lost instructional time later during the year. Students and parents/guardians shall receive timely advanced notice of any resulting changes in the school calendar or school day schedule.

(cf. 6111 - School Calendar)

Legal Reference:


41422 Schools not maintained for 175 days

46010 Total days of attendance

46100-46192 Attendance; maximum credit; minimum day

46390 Calculation of ADA in emergency

46392 Decreased attendance in emergency situation


34501.6 School buses; reduced visibility


adopted: November 20, 2008 Gilroy, California