How is a delay or cancellation made?


How is a Delay or Cancellation Made?

Many factors go into how the district determines whether or not to delay or close schools, but the primary concern is the safety of our students and staff. In the days leading up to and on the day of an inclement weather event, the District Superintendent and Transportation Director are monitoring forecasts and communicating with local officials. Across the four municipalities that comprise Cumberland Valley School District, we are communicating with PennDOT and the district's three bus carriers about travel conditions, and also communicating with area superintendents regarding conditions in their districts. On the morning of inclement weather, District officials are up, sometimes as early as 3:30 a.m., to travel the roads and get a better understanding of current conditions. Taking into consideration the current conditions and the projected forecast for the day, a decision is made based on the safety of our students (whether they drive, ride the bus, or walk) and staff who must drive to work, some from great distances.

This is one of the most difficult and challenging decisions a district must make, and one that is not taken lightly. We aim to provide ample notice as we recognize delays and cancellations impact schedules. 

In the event of a weather delay or cancellation, notice will be given via the following methods:
  • -- Automated telephone alert system (for parents of students in the district and for CV staff)
  • -- District Web Site (
  • -- CV E-news (register at - please select both the "alerts" and "districtwide news" categories.)
  • -- Social media (official CV Twitter and Facebook accounts)
  • -- Local TV stations (if time permits)

If there is ever a time in which you to do not receive communication regarding a delay or cancellation, but you believe one is possible, please visit our website for confirmation as, barring any major power/internet outages, this will have the most up-to-date information. Please rely on the district-operated communications tools as your authoritative sources of information.


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