BASD Delay and Closing Procedures

Delay and Closing Procedures


Dear BASD Parents/Guardians: 

The winter season will be here before we know it. I’d like to remind you of our school delay and closing procedures. 

I make the decision to delay or cancel school after I review the weather forecast and consult with our Transportation Department. When necessary, the district also consults with the municipalities and other resources within our community.  Each decision regarding whether or not to delay or cancel school is made with student safety as the primary concern. I recognize that any delay or cancellation can create hardships for our families and do not take this decision lightly.

If a school delay or cancellation is necessary, families can get the information from a variety of sources.  


We recommend that families do not rely solely on the automated call or text message. If you suspect we may have a delay or cancellation, but did not receive a call or text, please consult a second source to confirm before traveling to school. 

We also recommend that you take a moment to make sure your contact information is up-to-date and your communication preferences are set in the Tyler Parent Portal. We are now able to contact two parents via phone, text and email. If you have not previously received this communication and would like to, please update your information in Tyler. 

Please remember changes may not take effect immediately, so be sure to update your information as soon as possible. 

Thank you for your patience this winter!



Brian J. White, Jr., Ed.D.  
Superintendent, Butler Area School District


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