JUNCTION CITY, KAN. – Due to the winter weather forecast, which will bring extremely cold temperatures to our area, impacting students who walk, ride, or wait for buses. Geary County Schools USD 475 will be closed tomorrow, January 30, 2019. This cancellation also includes activities and programs within the district (unless otherwise stated) and the workday for staff. Staff with additional questions should contact their supervisor.
The decision regarding cancellation is made by the Superintendent of Schools and/or her designees. The Superintendent uses community partners, Fort Riley, the National Weather Service, and the best information available at the time to make these decisions. The main focus of USD 475 is using available information to make a decision that best suits the safety of students and staff.
With a large population of students who walk to school or wait for early morning buses, USD 475 is concerned that the extreme cold could become dangerous to students outside for an extended amount of time.
When school is in session during inclement weather, the final decision whether or not a child should attend school or stay at home is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.
Geary County Schools apologizes for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause and will make any updates necessary in the event new information is available.