HOW IS THE DECISION MADE TO CANCEL SCHOOL VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION?

Student safety is always the priority.

Early morning assessments of road and weather conditions are reviewed during a 5:30 am conference call between the SCSTC and School Vehicle Operators.

Factors for cancellations include:

  • assessment of road conditions; 
  • assessment of current and forecasted weather information;
  • assessment of visibility as it relates to the safe operation of school vehicles;
  • assessment of current and forecasted precipitation in the form of snow accumulation and freezing rain as it relates to the safe operation of school vehicles;
  • confirmation if snow plows have been out on the roads; and 
  • gathering additional information on road conditions from available local services and resources. 

School Vehicle cancellations may:

  • be specific to a single weather zone; 
  • include multiple weather zones; or 
  • comprise of a total Simcoe County cancellation. 

Simcoe County is divided into four (4) weather zones:

  • North Zone - Midland, Penetanguishine, Elmvale, Orillia and surrounding areas 
  • West Zone - Collingwood, Stayner, Wasaga Beach and surrounding areas 
  • South Zone - Bradford, Alliston, Tottenham and surrounding areas 
  • Central Zone - Barrie, Innisfil, Angus and surrounding areas 

Please reference the School Bus Information page for school vehicle cancellations.

 

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