In accordance with district policy, all school closings and/or schedule changes are decided by the Superintendent or his designee. The most compelling reason for closing schools will be the safety of students and employees. Decisions to cancel or shorten the regular school day and after-school activities shall be made by the Superintendent or his designee in consultation with other staff, and may include consultation with local city personnel and neighboring school districts, as appropriate. The Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds and the Supervisor of Transportation will consult with the Superintendent to ensure facilities are able to receive students and buses are able to run routes. Decisions on school closings and late starts will be made as early as possible – either the night before or as early in the morning as possible.