When heavy snow or other severe weather overnight make travel to school difficult, the decision on whether to close schools will be made by the Superintendent. The decision is made with the best information we have on hand at the time, including information about city street conditions, which are critical to safe bus transportation. The decision is most often made prior to 5:30 a.m. and is communicated via the MPS website, MPS social media outlets (Twitter/Facebook), on WYMS-FM (88.9) and on major local television and radio news outlets.
When MPS schools are closed prior to the state of the school day, all afternoon and evening recreation and interscholastic athletics/academics are cancelled. The district has procedures in place in the event of the need to cancel weekend activities or in the event of a need to shorten the school day.