School Closure Procedures

The Superintendent will make decisions about closing school or buildings as early in the day as possible in event of hazardous weather, epidemics, or other emergencies which threaten the safety or health of students or staff members. The school closure will be communicated to staff, students, families, and the school community via designated broadcast media, local authorities, Instant Alert, e-mail, and/or district or school building web sites. 
A wind‑chill of ‑50° Fahrenheit will be identified for closing of schools because of cold weather.

In the event Independent School District #318, including Grand Rapids and Bigfork, needs to close school due to inclement weather or other school emergencies, we will be using the following television and radio stations to inform you:

The following radio stations will be informed
KOZY 1320 AM
KMFY 96.9 FM
WEVE 1340 AM
KQDS 105.5 FM
KAXE 91.7 FM
KGPZ 96.1 FM
The following TV stations will be informed
KDLH Channel 3
WCCO Channel 4
KSTP Channel 5
KBJR/KR11 Channel 6/11
KMSP/Fox 9 Channel 9
WDIO/WIRT Channel 10/13
KARE Channel 11