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AVRSB Survey Results: Responding to Winter Weather Conditions

In December, AVRSB asked students, staff, families and school community members to fill out an online survey about different ways of responding to winter weather and road conditions. The infographic below shows the results of this survey, and how AVRSB will respond to certain winter weather situations.

 

 

 

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As shown in the infographic above, we received over 3,800 responses. The first survey question was "Should AVRSB make two-hour delayed openings" part of its storm day procedures?" Thirty per cent of respondents wanted two-hour delayed openings, but 70 per cent did not want this. A two-hour delayed opening will not become part of our storm day procedures.
 
The second survey question was "Should AVRSB announce early dismissals at 6 a.m. if weather forecasts show bad weather is coming later in the day?" Fifty-three per cent of respondents agreed that we should announce early dismissals in this way, while 47 per cent felt we should cancel school for the day in these situations. From this, we understand that families would like to know as soon as possible if schools will close early due to bad weather coming later in the day. With that in mind, we will make early dismissal announcements as early as possible.
 
There may be times during the day when a decision is made to close schools early because weather and road conditions are getting worse. Student safety is always our first priority.
 
For more information on AVRSB's procedures for storm days, school cancellations and bus driver discretion, please visit www.avrsb.ca/storm-daysschool-cancellations
 

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