1501 Spartan Drive, Connersville, IN 47331
Phone: 765-827-0891

Winter Weather Delays and Closures

Indiana weather can be unpredictable. From time to time, it may cause us to call for a delay, early dismissal, eLearning day, or even a closure. Here are the factors we consider in the decision-making process and some helpful resources for caregivers and students.


The safety of our students and staff is always our primary consideration. School is one of the safest places to be even when the weather is bad:

  • State, City, County, and FCSC staff do a great job clearing highways, streets, and school lots.

  • Buses are safe, warm, and better equipped to handle poor conditions than most cars.

  • School buildings are warm, dry, well-lit and secure even in the worst weather.

There is no formula for the amount of snow, ice, sleet, wind, or low temperatures necessary to cause a delay, early dismissal, or cancellation.

Whenever there's a forecast of winter weather, a team of district administrators hits the road before 5:00am to assess. They compare notes, watch developments, and consult with local authorities on road conditions. We strive to make a decision and communicate with parents by 5:45am.

Remaining open and on time is often the best decision for families:

  • Caregivers don't have to decide who remains at home.

  • Children don't have to spend the day unattended.

  • School cafeterias serve nutritious lunches.

  • Temperature is often no better two hours later than it is early in the morning.

  • Parents of student drivers can sign up to ride the bus by contacting transportation at 765-825-0891.

The timing of delays and closures can be tricky because the weather changes fast and forecasts can be wrong.

We rarely make the call to delay or cancel school at night. Most often, we do so in the morning. That gives our team the chance to make the most accurate assessment possible.

Students building a snowman

We will notify you of delays, early dismissal, and cancellations via the FCSC Connect app, REMIND, Social Media, Facebook, Twitter, WCPO, Kicks96, KMIS 106.9, WishTV-8, Fox59, WLWT-5, WTHR-13, WRTV-6, and Connersville TV3.