Lincoln Public Schools uses a telephone communication system to alert families of weather-related school closing days in the winter. The mass communication system allows the School District to notify families individually by telephone when school has been canceled due to bad weather.
When school is closed, the system will call the households of all students with this weather closing information. When a decision is made in the evening, we try and notify families by 10 p.m. When a decision is made in the morning, we try and notify families by 6 a.m. (which means families could receive a call as early as 5:15 a.m.) Our goal is to accommodate the many students and families that leave home early.
Information about school closings is also posted prominently in red near the top of the LPS website. In addition, the news is announced on local radio and television stations, and on the Lincoln Journal Star website.
When schools are closed, the district can choose to issue either a school or district closure. The designation indicates to staff their need to report for the day.
Published: November 18, 2010, Updated: November 16, 2015