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5.5 EMERGENCY CLOSINGS

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TALBOT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
POLICY CODE
5.5
EASTON, MD 21601
ADOPTED: 06/08/88
REVIEWED: 05/0/10

EMERGENCY CLOSINGS

I. The Board of Education is charged with the responsibility for establishing the conditions and providing the resources necessary for educators to effectively educate the youth of Talbot County. As part of this responsibility, the Board annually establishes a school calendar to promote the attendance of students on a regular and frequent basis.

II. In spite of this responsibility, there are times when in the interest of the safety and health of the children, and the adults who serve them, it is necessary to close one or more schools for a period of time until conditions return to normal or an acceptable state.