SCHOOL CLOSURES AND DELAYS

WEATHER ALERTS OVERVIEW

If weather conditions necessitate the delay of starting school or possibly the cancellation of school, parents and students in the West Liberty Community School District should note the following procedures and general information.

Information concerning early release, school delays, or cancellations due to weather can be found on

News Stations serving both Iowa City/Cedar Rapids and the Quad Cities

Iowa City - Cedar Rapids

Quad Cities

KCRG channel 9 news (KCRG.com)

KWQC channel 6 news (KWQC.com)

KWWL channel 7 news (KWWL.com)

WQAD channel 8 news (WQAD.com)

KGAN channel 2 news and KFXA Fox 28 (CBS2iowa.com)

WHBF channel 4 news and KLJB Fox 18 (OurQuadCities.com)

and on the Radio

WMT AM 600, KXIC AM 800, KKRQ 100.7 FM

  1. Buses and classes if delayed one hour.

    • Buses start on routes between 8:00 – 8:15 a.m.

    • If you normally board the bus at 7:45 a.m., you will board about 8:45 a.m.

    • Classes start at each building one hour later than normal.

    • Breakfast will not be served.

  2. Buses and classes if delayed two hours.

    • Buses start on routes between 9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

    • If you normally board the bus at 7:45 a.m., you will board about 9:45 a.m.

    • Classes start at each building two hours later than normal.

    • Breakfast will not be served.

  3. If roads conditions are embargoed by Muscatine or Cedar counties on a country road, then hard surface routes will be used for these roads until the county approves usage.

    In addition to the above stations, we have a calling system that will send out a phone call to the designated number you chose at registration for your child. Please contact the school if this number has changed.

  4. If the need arises, emergency routes will be followed. Emergency routes use blacktop surfaced roads only. When an announcement is made on the television to the effect that school will be open but buses will travel only emergency routes until further notice; that means buses will run on the designated blacktop surfaced roads only throughout the district. Parents are asked to meet the buses on the blacktop roads if possible. Students will be returned from school on the same blacktop roads.

  5. Other Emergency Route Information:

    • If weather conditions worsen during the day so that classes have to be dismissed early, an announcement will be made on the news stations, website, cell texts, and phone message system. When school is dismissed early, buses will run regular routes unless emergency routes have been specified in the announcement. Parents, students, and staff members are to assume that classes will be held unless an announcement is made to the contrary.

    • If emergency routes are used in the morning, drivers will follow the same route that afternoon.