Lincoln Public Schools has developed a mass communication system to assist in notifying parents of school closings due to weather. In addition, the district will broadcast information through LPS social media and will continue to notify all media outlets of any school closing due to weather. Radio, television, social media, and the mass communication system are different ways for various families to receive school closing information.
Because the LPS mass communication system will be calling over 20,000 homes and families affecting almost 41,000 students, the system could require about 40-45 minutes to complete all calls. If a decision to close the schools the next day is made the evening before, the district will initiate calls to ensure notification of families by approximately 10:00 p.m. If the school closing decision is made early in the morning, phone calls to homes will begin as early as 5:45 a.m. the day of the school closing. In addition, the District will place an announcement of school closings as soon as possible on the LPS 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: January 11, 2018