School Closing Procedures
Millington Municipal Schools works closely with the National Weather Bureau to stay informed of all inclement weather forecasted for the Millington area. Forecasts are relied on to aid in decisions about school closings and early dismissals due to inclement weather. Closings and dismissals may be based on both existing weather conditions as well as predictions.
In every instance of inclement weather, the district staff will check conditions on neighborhood streets, bus routes, and school properties to determine if they are safe for travel to and from school. Consideration will also be given to weather conditions that would make it difficult or dangerous to operate schools.
Our goal is to give parents as much notice as possible when closing schools. However, since weather is sometimes unpredictable, it is possible that a decision on closing schools or dismissing early may be made very quickly.
How will parents be notified of school closings?
Currently Millington Municipal Schools implements a mass notification system, posts information on the district website and Facebook Page, as well as shares weather-related school closings and early dismissals with local media. In order to ensure you receive all communications, we ask that you keep your contact information updated with your child's school.
Decisions on how and when to make up instructional time missed due to inclement weather are made by the Board of Education. To best account for all possible weather-related closings, these decisions are typically made following the winter weather season. If the Board determines that make-up days are necessary, they will be scheduled at the end of the year.