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Emergency Weather Information

In case of a local weather emergency, please follow the guidelines below. Visit our website the day of the weather emergency for additional information.

Bedford Area School District Emergency School Closing Procedures
Dr. Allen Sell, Superintendent

Most weather changes occur at night or in the early morning and almost all decisions regarding the possible closing of school must be made in the early morning. The Bedford Area School District covers over 300 square miles. The weather can be terrible in one part of the District, but acceptable in another. Road conditions can vary considerably. PennDot has established a priority system for clearing roads, which means that main roads will be cleared before secondary roads.

Please get in the habit of turning on your local radio and television stations every morning as soon as possible!

In addition to local media outlets, the Bedford Area School District will still utilize the One Call Automated System to notify parents and staff of any Closing, Delay, or Early Dismissal. An announcement will also be posted on our website.

When a decision is made about school closing, that information will immediately be phoned to these radio and television stations:

Star 100.9 FM Bedford B-Rock 107.5 BedfordNewsTalk 1310 Bedford  WHJB -AM 1600 Bedford
FROGGY 98 Altoona  WALY 103.9-FM Altoona  WFRB 105.3 Frostburg  WCBC 1270 Cumberland
WSKE-FM 104.3 Everett  WCCL-COOL 101-FM Central City 

WKGO-GO 106 Cumberland

THE MOUNTAIN 96.5 Johnstown 
FOX CHANNEL 8 WTAJ-TV10  WJAC NEWSCENTER 6 WPSX3/WPSU
Two-Hour Delays & Early Dismissals

To avoid missing school for the full day, we may use a two-hour delay. To do this we announce that all buses will run their route two-hours later than normal. Also, if the weather turns bad during the school day we may decide that an early dismissal may be necessary. Remember to stay tuned to your radio or TV.

When School Is Closed for Bad Weather, All School Events Held in The Bedford Area School District Are Automatically Cancelled.

If we have school when the roads in your area are bad, the bus driver may use his/her discretion regarding the running of the bus route or sections of the route. When this occurs, the student(s) who were missed will be considered legally absent for that day when she/he presents a note from the parent.