Click Here for Happenings in the Dearborn Public Schools: hosted by Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko and Communications Director David Mustonen. January 2019 Topic: School Closure – Process and Procedures. Dr. Maleyko and David have a discussion with Executive Director of Human Resources Maysam Alie-Bazzi and Don Ball, Director of Safety and Security, about the factors and procedural process that determine school closures.
First Bell Publication: When to Make the Call to Close Schools
Click here for a link to a video where we discuss school cancellation procedures and Snow Days.
February 7, 2018 Blog Post Regarding School Closures.
Potential School Closure based on cold temperatures guideline:
We will not consider school cancellation for low temperatures until the temperatures get between -19 to -25 below zero with the windchill factor included. Parents can always choose to make their own choices and do what they feel is in the best interest of their child(ren). Listed below is a chart that explains how the windchill factor can cause frostbite when it approaches cold temperatures.
Link to National Weather Center that addresses safety issues with many resources.
Cancellation of Recess at the Elementary Level.
We have guidelines on the cancellation of recess that provide flexibility for principals based on specific local school conditions. We will cancel recess when temperatures are below 20 degrees. Again, this is a guideline and principals may exhibit discretionary decision making on potential recess cancellation.
David Mustonen was interviewed by Channel 7 Click Here https://www.wxyz.com/news/school-closings-metro-detroit-schools-close-ahead-of-wednesday-snow-storm December 13, 2017
Dr. Maleyko was interviewed by Raad Alawaan on Facebook live yesterday night. Click on the links below.
First video Click Here https://www.facebook.com/wingshockey3/posts/2113797171967356 December 13, 2017
2nd video Click here https://www.facebook.com/wingshockey3/posts/2113797298634010 December 13, 2017
Heat in Schools Information and Blog post Click Here. September 2017
Resources From Previous School Cancellations.
Here is a link to a channel 4 story on calling snow days. Dr. Maleyko was interviewed via phone. https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/local-4-news-at-11/hundreds-of-schools-closed-monday
Having Fun with Snow Days. Here is a link to an article that explains snow day rationale. This is a fun story that was published in the Press Guide. They actually took the story from a blog post that was made by Dr. Maleyko (February 2016)