Bus Cancellations and School Closure Procedures
in Inclement Weather
During the school year it may be necessary to cancel buses and/or close schools due to inclement weather. This decision is made prior to 6 a.m. and communicated to radio stations/television stations by 6:30 a.m.
*New for 2013-14:
Map of transportation zones
How are inclement weather decisions made?
The decision to cancel buses or close schools is broadcast on the following stations:
AM Radio Stations: CFRB (1010 AM), CJOY (1460 AM), CHML (900 AM), CKOC (ll50 AM), CHWO (740 AM), 680 News.
FM Radio Stations: CHFI (98.1 FM), WAVE (94.7 FM), Y108 (l07.9 FM), CING (95.3 FM), CKFM (99.9 FM), KLITE (102.9 FM), CBC (99.1 FM), CIMJ (106.1 FM).
Television Stations: CHCH Morning Show
Websites: www.haltonbus.ca; www.hdsb.ca
Switchboard: A voice message will be left on the Halton District School Board’s main telephone number 905-335-3665, Toll free: 1-877-618-3456, and Halton Student Transportation Services: 1-888-803-8660.
Home Notification System: An automated email message will be sent to notify parents/guardians of school closures and bus cancellations. Note: Only parents who have opted for this service will receive this message.
Due to the volume of emails, some families may not receive the message until 7:30 a.m. For this reason, the Home Notification System is supplementary to TV, radio and website communication.
Twitter: School closure and bus cancellations will be tweeted out to Halton District School Board followers at #HaltonDSB
· When transportation is cancelled prior to school opening it is cancelled for the day.
· Schools will remain open when only transportation is cancelled.
· The following schools are located in rural areas and students attending these schools are almost entirely “bused”. The following schools will be designated closed when transportation is cancelled for the day:
Kilbride P.S., Brookville P.S., Pineview P.S., Limehouse P.S., and Stewarttown P.S.
For more information about school bus transportation on this website use the search function under “Policies” and “Inclement Weather”.