School Closing/Delay/Early Release Procedures

Procedures are maintained in order to respond quickly to emergency weather conditions and protect the safety and well-being of students, and staff. All schools within the district adhere to the same procedures concerning emergency weather conditions. The decision to change school operations is made by the Superintendent of Schools or their designee and will affect all schools within the school district.

RSU # 10 School District uses a variety of sources of information to determine whether to close, delay, or release early from school operation. These sources include actual physical inspection of the roads and school conditions by transportation officials and other staff at spots throughout the district, and an analysis of independent reports from area town Public Works Departments and the National Weather Service.

Public Announcements

Information about school closing, delays, or early release is announced publicly as soon as possible using the Alert Now Network. Speak with your student’s school to get set up. Options include text, email, and or phone alerts. RSU # 10 also announces all changes to school operations on local radio stations, television stations, the District web page and the RSU 10 Facebook page.

Television Stations 

Radio Stations

  • WPOR 101.9 FM
  • WOXO 92.7/100.7 

If schools are closed or delayed, the announcement is usually made by 5:00 am. If schools are closing early, the announcements are made in a timely manner.

Early Dismissal

Schools may be closed early, and all operations affecting dismissal of students including Bus Transportation will be activated earlier than the regular school closing time. The Superintendent of Schools will decide if school and community activities for the afternoon and evening are cancelled.