The Troy School District will make every attempt to have school as scheduled. The Board recognizes the unpredictability and resulting dangers associated with weather in Idaho. To achieve the maximum safety for children and efficiency of operation, the Superintendent is empowered to make decisions as to the emergency operation of buses, the cancellation of bus routes and the closing of school in accordance with his/her best judgment.
In our effort to improve communication, effective February 1, 2013, the Troy School District is implementing a telephone broadcast system that will enable personnel to notify all households and individuals by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event. The service may also be used from time-to-time to communicate general announcements or reminders. This service is provided by School Messenger, a company specializing in effective communications.
After monitoring the weather and road conditions and talking with other local agencies, a decision is made usually no later than 6:45 a.m. We try to make all decisions by 6:00 a.m, however, power outages are unpredictable and we have had to cancel school later in the morning.
The next step starts the process of running our mass communication program called School Messenger. This program allows me to communicate to all employees and families of our students at the same time. The closure announcement is done through a recorded phone message. During power outages, however, sometimes School Messenger is not an option.
The following radio and television stations will also be notified and announce the cancellation of school:
· Northwest Public Radio
· Inland Northwest Broadcasting (KRPO, KMAX, KCLX, KZFN, KZZL, KRAO)
· KHTR/KQQQ Radio
· KOZ Radio
· KRLC Radio
· KLEW TV
· KREM TV
· KXLY TV
· KHQ TV
· Big Country Radio