Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather 3.21

General

Occasionally, classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather or various other situations. Students, faculty, and staff should assume that classes would be held on schedule, unless specifically notified otherwise.

Class Cancellation

Classes may be cancelled as follows:

  1. Day only at Main Campus and/or Cherokee Center
  2. Evening only at Main Campus and Cherokee Center and/or all locations
  3. Both Day and Evening at Main Campus, Cherokee Center and/or all locations

Authority to Cancel Classes/Campus Closing

The Vice President of Academic Affairs and Vice President of Finance and Operations will consult regarding road conditions and other situations. If the decision is made to cancel classes and/or closing campus, the Vice President of Academic Affairs will contact the President and Director of Public Relations. The Director of Public Relations will contact radio and TV stations. The Vice President of Finance and Operations will contact IT for Web posting and the Schoolreach emergency alert system designee. The Vice President of Finance and Operations will send e-mails to All LCC and Adjunct global e-mail listings.

Under no circumstances should a student, instructor or other employee assume responsibility for canceling a class due to weather concerns or any other situation. In the event an instructor cannot drive to the class location, her/his supervisor should be informed. The supervisor will determine what actions will be taken.

Cancellation of Classes by Location/Campus Closing

The Campus will cancel classes or close the Main Campus, Cherokee Center and Extension on the basis of location. Location means: (1) Parsons Campus (2) Cherokee Center and/or (3) Extension locations. If an Extension location is closed, all classes at that site are cancelled.

Timelines for Cancellation/Campus Closing

Day Classes: Normally, a decision to cancel day classes starting prior to 4:00 p.m. or closing the Main Campus and/or Cherokee Center will be made no later than 6:00 a.m., or as soon as possible thereafter.

Evening Classes: A decision to cancel evening classes prior to 4:00 p.m. or later or close the Main Campus or Cherokee Center will be made no later than 3:00 p.m. Evening classes may be held even if day classes were cancelled.

Extension Classes: If an Extension location is closed, all classes at that site are cancelled.

Notification of News Media, Web posting & e-mails, Schoolreach alert Local radio (normally KLKC, KKOW, KGGF, KSYN, KIND) and TV stations (normally KOAM/FOX, KSN, KODE) will be informed of any class cancellations as soon as possible after the decision has been made. The Director of Public Relations will be responsible for contacting radio and TV stations. The Webmaster will be responsible for Web posting on the home page at www.labette.edu. The Vice President Finance and Operations will be responsible for contacting IT for Web posting, Schoolreach Emergency phone messages and sending e-mail messages to All LCC/Adjunct global addresses.

Regarding Employees

If classes are cancelled, staff will not be required to report to work unless notified by their supervisors.

NOTICES OF CANCELLATION OF CLASSES AND/OR CAMPUS CLOSING

When inclement weather or other situations threaten the normal schedule, listen to local radio and TV stations, see the Website, email or wait for a Schoolreach phone message regarding changes. If the radio/TV station, Website, e-mail or Schoolreach message does not state that LCC classes have been cancelled or the Campus has been closed, classes will be held on the normal schedule and the Campus Main Campus and Cherokee Center will be open normal business hours. In the event of class cancellations or Campus closing, you will hear one of the following announcements through local media, the Website, e-mail or the Schoolreach emergency phone system:

Include respective day and date on each message below:

  1. ‘All classes cancelled day and evening at all locations.”
  2. "Day classes, those starting prior to 4:00 p.m. on the Main Campus and Cherokee Center are cancelled. A decision regarding evening classes will be made later.”
  3. "Evening classes, those starting at 4:00 p.m. or later, are cancelled at the Main Campus, Cherokee Center and/or all locations."
  4. “All Day classes, those starting prior to 4:00 p.m., are cancelled at the (specific Main Campus, Cherokee Center, and/or all locations).” State others not closed as open “Main Campus, Cherokee Center and/or all locations. A decision regarding evening classes will be made later.”
  5. “All Evening classes, those starting at 4:00 p.m. or later, are cancelled at the (specific Main Campus, Cherokee Center, and/or all locations).” State others not closed as open “Main Campus, Cherokee Center and/or all locations.”

Listen to local radio (KLKC, KKOW, KGGF, KSYN, KIND) and TV stations, (KOAM/FOX, KSN and KODE) beginning at 6:15 a.m., or regarding evening/extension classes, 3:15 p.m.

Revised: 4/14/05, 4/11/11

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