Issaquah schools to start late Tuesday due to slushy roads

December 18, 2012

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 6:30 a.m. Dec. 18, 2012

Issaquah School District campuses plan to open two hours later than usual Tuesday, as district administrators responded to slushy conditions throughout the area.

The snow route travel conditions mean the district cancelled several programs at all Issaquah schools, such as before-school activities, including school-age care, Headstart, morning and afternoon preschool, morning and afternoon kindergarten, and out-of-district routes. The district said full-day kindergarten starts two hour late.

Other programs continue as regularly scheduled. Changes to field trips and after-school activities get determined by each school. Check with schools for decisions about field trips and after-school activities.

The district is also operating school buses on snow routes, and some bus stops should shift. Check the district’s emergency transportation brochure for more information.

In inclement conditions, the Issaquah School District’s transportation team fans out on roads across the district before 4 a.m. to assess conditions. The team focuses on the most treacherous areas in the sprawling district. (The district stretches from Preston to Newcastle, and from Sammamish to Renton.)

The team then relays the information to district officials. Superintendent Steve Rasmussen then makes the decision to cancel or delay school.

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