Emergency Procedures

Emergency School Closings

Late Start Due to Inclement Weather

Early Years will be utilizing “Late Start” days due to extreme wind chill temperatures or icy road conditions according to Jacksonville School District guidelines. On Late Start days, school will begin two (2) hours later than usual and buses will run their regular routes unless otherwise noted.

Full Day classes will begin at 10:00 a.m. and there will be no Half Day AM classes.

Full Day students who ride the bus to school will be picked up two (2) hours later than usual.

There will be no Before School Care on Late Start days.

Half Day PM classes and buses will run on their regular schedules.

Birth to 3 Program groups and home visits that are scheduled during the 2 hour delay time, will be cancelled and/or rescheduled.

“Late Start” is an option to allow school districts to continue with school (while starting later) and therefore eliminate the use of a snow day.  The decision for wind chill and ice situations should be made by approximately 5:30 a.m.  Notice will be sent by the Superintendent or Principal via School Messenger as soon as a determination has been made. In addition to School Messenger, we will notify the local radio and television stations of Late Start by 5:30 am. Listen to the following stations for weather-related school closings:


WJIL 1550 AM

WLDS 1180 AM

WEAI 107.1 FM

WJVO 105.5 FM

WYMG 100.5 FM

WNNS 98.7 FM

WIBI 91.1 FM




ABC News Channel 20

WAND TV Channel 17

Please contact the Early Years office at (217) 243-2876 if you have any questions or concerns.

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