When hurricanes, snow or other severe weather conditions occur, it is sometimes necessary to cancel school, delay the opening of school, or dismiss classes early.
If it becomes necessary to cancel school due to inclement weather parents will be notified through our AdHOC system as well as local radio or TV stations in the morning for information about school cancellation for the day.
Once the school day has begun, every effort will be made to keep school in session for the entire day. Many of our children have two working parents, and we understand the problems that early dismissal might cause. The decision to close school during the day is announced as soon as possible through our AdHOC system. Early dismissals will also be announced at the Base Exchange and Commissary as well as on local radio and TV.
Destructive Weather Plan
Severe weather sometimes strikes eastern North Carolina. As a result, Camp Lejeune District Schools (CLDS) has a detailed Destructive Weather Plan in place in the event that actions must be initiated to ensure safety and security for all CLDS students and employees. Four CLDS Schools are also designated as Destructive Weather Shelters.
|1||The Transportation Supervisor will contact PMO to determine current road conditions and usability and notify the Assistant Superintendent if there are concerns that pose a hazard to safe travel by school buses. The Assistant Superintendent will contact the Director, Manpower to obtain official Base information regarding closure, delays, etc|
|2||If unsafe conditions exist, the Assistant Superintendent will notify the NC District Superintendent and contact the Director, Manpower or his designee to notify him/her about the closing of school/s. The Director, Manpower will notify the XO and the XO will in turn contact JPAO and place an announcement on the local MCB Cable TV information channel about school closings. In addition, the Base PX and Commissary will be asked to make an announcement in their establishments about schools being closed|
|3||The Assistant Superintendent will contact the following personnel: District Office staff, Principals, Food Services Director, Supervisory Logistics Specialist, and Transportation Supervisor. Also, an announcement will be placed on the Base Information Line @ 451-1717, Option 5.|
|4||Principals or his/her designee will report facility concerns to the Supervisory Logistics Specialist prior to their departure. Principals will continuously publish procedures to notify parents about the Base Information Line, 451-1717 (Selection 5) and the Schools Information Line 451-0995.|
|1||The Transportation Supervisor will contact PMO to determine road conditions and road usability. In addition, the Transportation Supervisor will contact the Weather Station at New River Air Station for road conditions and future storm predictions. The Assistant Superintendent for CLDS will be notified by the Transportation Supervisor as to whether the weather conditions pose a hazard to safe travel by school buses. The Principal or his/her designee will check on the status of their school facility and provide a report to the Supervisory Logistics Specialist. When deemed appropriate, the Supervisory Logistics Specialist will contact Base personnel about facility concerns.|
|2||The Assistant Superintendent will contact the Director, Manpower to obtain official information about the Base operations/plans.|
|3||If unsafe conditions exist, the Assistant Superintendent for CLDS will notify the NC District Superintendent and will begin notifications to delay or cancel school/s|
|4||The Assistant Superintendent will notify the Director, Manpower of the decision to delay opening of school/s or to close school/s. The Director, Manpower or his designee will notify the Base Executive Officer (XO) about the schools' operational plan. The XO will in turn contact the Joint Public Affairs Officer (JPAO) and the Officer-of-the-Day (OD) to notify them of CLDS' delay or closure and request that appropriate media be notified. Every effort will be made to have announcements generated prior to 0600|
|5||The Community Superintendent's Office Emergency Phone Tree will be put in place. An announcement will be placed on the Base Information Line at 910-451-1717, option 5. The Superintendent will make contacts in the absence of the Assistant Superintendent for NC-CLDS.|
The following 4 schools are designated Destructive Weather Shelters.
|Lejeune High School
835 Stone Street
Camp Lejeune NC 28547
|835||Commanding Officer, Headquarters and Support Battalion|
|Brewster Middle School
1290 Stone Street
|883||Commanding Officer, Headquarters and Support Battalion|
|Tarawa Terrace Elementary School
84 Iwo Jima Blvd
|TT-84||Commanding Officer, Headquarters and Support Battalion|
|Delalio Elementary School
1500 Curtis Road
|TC-1500||Commanding Officer, MCAS New River|