Snow Days (Cancellations) and Snow Delays
Sometimes inclement weather requires Paris Independent to delay or cancel our school day.
When the forecast calls for extreme weather overnight, crews from the district's transportation and maintenance department begin checking bus routes very early in the morning to see if the roads are safe for school buses. Meanwhile, the Superintendent checks in with local police departments and other school districts in the area. Based on all this information, a decision is made on whether or not to delay or cancel classes.
Once a decision has been made, it's shared with parents via email, phone call, SMS Message (text), and posted on the district's website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Local television stations (WKYT27 and WLEX18) are also notified.
The announcement to delay or cancel school will be made either by 9:00 PM the night before a snow day/delay, OR before 5:30AM the morning of the snow day/delay.
(Ex. The announcement to call off or delay school will never be made at midnight. If the decision has not been made by 9:00 PM, the announcement will be made the next morning before 5:30AM.)