Safety for students and staff is always our top priority at Lynchburg City Schools, so as temperatures start to drop and the possibility of winter weather increases, we may need to close, delay, or dismiss schools early. When inclement weather approaches, LCS consults with the City of Lynchburg, GLTC, and surrounding counties to assess road conditions. LCS Facilities and Transportation staff will also survey roads, sidewalks, and school parking lots at night and early in the morning. We try to make decisions as early as possible, while always keeping safety in mind.
In the event of inclement weather, we will communicate with LCS families and staff by email, phone, and text through School Messenger. Updates will also be shared on the LCS website at www.lcsedu.net, LCS social media pages, and through local media outlets.
- If an employee who is expected to work on inclement weather days does not report to work that day, they will turn in a leave form for either personal leave or vacation leave. If the employee does not have personal or vacation leave balance, their pay will be docked for that day.
- When school is closed due to inclement weather, all after-school activities are canceled unless approved by the Superintendent or their designee.
- Any early dismissal due to inclement weather will be on the 1/2 day schedule.
Inclement Weather: Things We Do and Take into Consideration
- Monitor hourly weather forecast
- Designated staff drive roads in Lynchburg to observe road conditions
- Check conditions of schools and facilities
- Timing of weather event
- in relation to the morning and afternoon commute,
- as well as possible impact on extracurricular afterschool events and transportation
- Consult with the City of Lynchburg and Greater Lynchburg Transit Company to assess road conditions
- Consult with neighboring school divisions and private schools in the area concerning their inclement weather plans