What is considered a “rural” area?
--Between Rice Lake and Howard Gnesen Roads: Everything north of and including Norton Road.
--Between Howard Gnesen Road and Woodland Avenue: Everything north of Calvary Road.
--Jean Duluth Rd: Everything north of Everett Street.
--Lester River Rd: Everything north of the intersection with Superior Street.
--North Shore Drive and the freeway: Everything north and east of the intersection with Superior Street.
Does “rural buses on plowed roads only” apply any time it snows? No, only to situations involving severe winter weather when, after checking road conditions, a decision is made by District officials to run rural buses on plowed roads only and the decision is announced through TV, radio and other communication venues.
Can I take my student to school and have the school bus drop them off in the afternoon?
It’s best to plan on picking your student up after school. In the afternoon, buses will again travel only on plowed roads and we have no reliable means of verifying which rural roads will be plowed by dismissal.
How does this affect teachers/staff who live in rural areas? Unlike closing school, a “plowed roads only” decision does not affect teachers or staff. Employees who live in affected areas are expected to come to school or, if they feel conditions are not safe to travel, they may stay home and take a personal day.