Archive for Tuesday, February 1, 2011

No school Wednesday for USD 348, Baker University

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning through 6 a.m. Wednesday. Johnson, Wyandotte, Douglas and Leavenworth counties are included in the warning area.

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning through 6 a.m. Wednesday. Johnson, Wyandotte, Douglas and Leavenworth counties are included in the warning area.

February 1, 2011, 7:02 p.m.

Updated: February 1, 2011, 8:17 p.m.

Updated at 8:15 p.m. — Baker University's Baldwin City campus will be closed on Wednesday. Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University spokesperson, made the announcement Tuesday night.

For the second-straight day, USD 348 Superintendent Paul Dorathy has canceled classes for the entire district. The decision was made shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Dorathy said the School Reach automated phone system should have contacted everyone on the list to inform them of the school district’s closing. He also said the School Reach system was swamped with phone calls last night and it wasn’t able to make its calls to Baldwin.

Dorathy said he called the School Reach automated line around 9 p.m. Monday, but his call wouldn’t have gone out to USD 348 patrons until 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, because of all the closings in the area.

Check back with the Signal on more school closings or event cancellations because of the winter storm.

Comments

Stacy Napier 3 years, 2 months ago

How much money does the school waste on this service along with the EZ pay school balance because I see they are same provider? We don't need to be called at 6 am to be told that the school is closed when I saw that the night before I went to sleep.

Even if I did miss it I would have found out when I got to school and it was closed.

The school district is in finacial hardship but we can spend money on this service.

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