COMMUNICATING DELAYS AND EARLY DISMISSALS
Delays, cancellations, and early dismissals are all announced on the following stations, the Rome City School District website and Facebook page:
TV: Ch. 2 • Ch. 3 • Ch. 9 • Ch. 10 • Ch. 11
AM: WIBX - 950
FM: WLZW - 98.7 WTKW - 99.5 WFRG - 104.3 WBGK - 99.7
WKRL - 100.0 WOUR - 96.9 WSKS - 97.9 WBUG - 101.1
WODZ - 96.1 WZUN - 102.1 WUMX - 102.5
SNOW DAYS AND EMERGENCY CLOSINGS
Poor weather and/or other conditions occasionally necessitate the closing of schools. In the event of an emergency closing, parents/guardians and students are notified by means of announcements on local radio, television stations, and an automated phone calling system.
The decision to close is based upon several criteria - wind speed in combination with temperature, present and predicted precipitation and overall road conditions.
Announcements of school closings/delays are made through the news media and automated phone calling system, generally beginning at 6 a.m. In some instances, it may be necessary to make announcements as late as 6:30 a.m. Since decisions on closing have to be made very early in the morning and weather conditions sometimes change drastically before students actually begin traveling to school, the ultimate decision on the safety of travel conditions for students rests with the parent/guardian.