Inclement Weather Procedures

When bad weather is predicted, administrators pay close attention to forecasts, stay in close contact with neighboring district administrators and work in coordination with transportation in order to make the best decision for the safety and security of students and staff.

Before the school day: The decision to cancel or delay a school day will be made by the district administration as early as possible and communicated by the district and local radio and TV stations (details below). 

During the school day: If a significant weather event occurs while school is in session, district administrators are the assigned decision-makers for appropriate action as needed to ensure the safety of students and staff. 


Communication: During bad weather situations, Wylie ISD will use the following communication channels if there are any changes to the district schedule:

  • The district's phone, e-mail and text mass notification system, Blackboard
    (Please keep contact information current in Skyward to receive the alerts.)
  • The WISD homepage-http://wyliebulldogs.org/
  • The WISD "Wylie Bulldogs" Mobile App-Download for free in the App Store
  • WISD's Facebook and Twitter pages
  • Abilene radio and TV news outlets


Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding: During these types of weather events, note the following measures Wylie ISD takes to keep students and staff safe.

  • WISD will keep students safely in the building until inclement weather passes.
  • Safe places have been established for each WISD campus and building; students and staff will gather in these safe places.
  • District Administration stays in constant communication with local emergency services and advises campus administrators when the need arises to implement school procedures, such as duck and cover, red alert, and shelter in place (lockdown).


Snow, Sleet and Ice: During these types of weather events, note the following measures Wylie ISD takes to keep students and staff safe.

  • Around 4 a.m., a decision is made to deploy the transportation weather team staff.
  • The weather team visually inspects various areas across the district of streets for icy, wet or dry roads while monitoring the weather information channels.
  • The weather team contacts the director of transportation with the road information.
  • Road conditions are analyzed along with other related information available from other school districts.
  • If roads are questionable, the superintendent is contacted to discuss findings and recommendations.
  • The superintendent tries to make the decision whether or not to close schools by 5:30 a.m.

If winter weather conditions worsen during the school day, the district determines if an early release is needed to get the students home sooner and bus drivers back to the bus headquarters safely prior to darkness.


Bad Weather Makeup Days

The rules for school calendars have changed. The calendar is now based on minutes. We have enough minutes in the calendar to cover bad weather days, therefore Wylie ISD does not have designated bad weather makeup days.