When there is a forecast of potential inclement weather, Little Elm ISD administrators monitor the situation closely.
Before Little Elm ISD makes the decision to close or delay school, we consider numerous factors to include: the safety of students, staff and parents and the disruptions caused in the home when school is canceled or if there is an early release. Officials consider current road conditions and forecasts and are also in contact with neighboring district leaders to see what decisions are being made in the area.
If a decision must be made as to school closing or a late opening, announcements will be posted on the front of the Little Elm ISD website and on area radio and television stations; the district will also utilize the phone/email message system, Facebook and Twitter. Otherwise, schools will be open as scheduled.
When the threat of inclement weather exists, LEISD officials will drive the roads beginning at 4:30 a.m. to make a decision by 5:30 a.m. We also partner with the Town of Little Elm safety officials to monitor road and weather conditions/updates. When dangerous conditions exist we ask parents to listen to the news on the radio or television stations and to check the LEISD website or other news channel websites for potential changes in the regular schedule. Those venues are contacted and updated by 6 a.m.
After school and evening activities: If we do not have school, the assumption will be that we will not hold after-school or evening activities unless otherwise communicated. If conditions deteriorate during the day or the threat of inclement weather becomes more likely, we may modify schedules/cancel after-school and evening activities. Those changes will also be posted on the website and other LEISD methods of communication will be utilized.
Thank you in advance for your patience in the event of a winter weather situation.