School Closings and Delays

The Superintendent or his designee will make all decisions regarding school closings, delayed openings, or delayed dismissal. The superintendent will communicate this information to the media in accordance with established procedures.
Information on school closings or delayed openings will be communicated to radio and T.V. stations by 6:00 A.M. and posted on the Greenwood School District 50 website. (Under certain conditions, a decision to delay or close may be made by 10:00 P.M. of the preceding evening. Listen to your radio and T.V. for this information or check the district web site. Please do not call schools or district personnel.)
Most radio and T.V. stations announce ONLY delays and closings. If you do not hear a delay/closing announcement, you should assume that schools are on their normal schedule.
The following radio and T.V. stations will be notified of District 50 delayed openings or school closings:
Radio Stations:
WHZQ 94.1 FM
WZSN 103.5 FM
WSSL 100.5 FM
WLMA 1350 AM
WCRS 1450 AM
WCZZ 1090 AM
WJMZ 107.3 FM

WHZT 98.1 FM

TV Stations:
WYFF (Channel 4)
WSPA (Channel 7)
WLOS (Channel 13)


In the event of a delay, the announcement will state when students and employees should report to school/work. The announcement will say:


"District 50 students will report 'X' hours later than their normal reporting time due to (inclement weather, etc.) conditions. District and school employees will report on time, on delayed opening days."

All employees will report to work at their normal starting time.


Transportation and administrative personnel will be notified prior to media announcement of early dismissal. For early dismissal, the Greenwood radio stations and The Index-Journal will be notified. An attempt will be made to notify major employers in the area.