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Inclement Weather & Snow Routes

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Inclement Weather Timeline

3:30 a.m.

Administrator of Transportation & designee(s) begin driving selected routes to evaluate conditions.

4:00 - 4:30 a.m.

Administrator of Transportation contacts neighboring school districts, Transportation Supervisors.

4:30 a.m.

Superintendent consults with neighboring school district Superintendents.

4:30 - 4:45 a.m.

Administrator of Transportation reports findings to the Deputy Superintendent. Deputy Superintendent calls Superintendent with recommendation to delay or close schools.

5:00 - 5:15 a.m.

Superintendent makes decision to delay or close schools.  Deputy Superintendent notifies Public Communications Officer.

5:20 a.m.

Public Communications Officer notifies the Flash Alert.

5:25 a.m.

SchoolMessenger is activated and information is posted on the District website. 

5:30 a.m.

Information on delayed opening or school closure is broadcast on radio and television. 

 

 

Two-Hour Delay

A decision to open school two hours late is made after analysis of weather conditions and forecasts within the Beaverton School District (BSD) boundaries. The District’s main objective is ensuring safety of all BSD students, parents, and employees. 

When the District calls for a 2-hour delay Transportation will run the snow routes below, delaying all morning buses by two hours. For example, if your student’s normal pickup time is 8:05 am, the stop time for the 2-hour delay will be 10:05 am. 

 

Snow Routes

The Transportation Department creates snow routes to facilitate student pickup/drop off on days when road conditions may be hazardous due to snow and/or ice. Some regular bus stops will not be available for students and in some cases, entire routes may have to be cancelled. We make every effort to provide transportation when possible and, in some instances, create new bus stops on main roads to pick up students residing in neighborhoods with difficult access for buses. 

Snow Routes by School

Our routing team is hard at work preparing snow routes for the 2019-2020 school year. Please check back over the coming weeks for an update. 

Special Education Student Procedures

When Beaverton School District closes due to inclement weather no transportation services are offered, even if your child attends an outside program or school that will be open.

 

If Beaverton School District is opening school two hours late and/or buses are on snow routes, bus service will not be provided to the following programs:

  • Arata Creek
  • Beaverton Early Childhood Center (BECC), classes beginning prior to 11:00 am
  • All students with modified schedules, classes beginning prior to 11:00 am
  • All AM Pre-School classes
  • Bonny Slope Elementary
  • Burlingame Creek School
  • Heron Creek
  • McKinney-Vento students living outside the BSD boundaries
  • Nancy Ryles Elementary
  • Oregon State School for the Deaf
  • Parkrose Knott
  • Parry Center at Edwards Elementary
  • Portland Lifeworks
  • Sato Elementary
  • Serendipity
  • Wheatley
  • All AM Field Trips 

 

If Beaverton School District is opening school two hours late and/or buses are on snow routes, bus service will be provided to the following programs:

  • All BSD in-district SPED programs other than those listed above
  • Beaverton Early Childhood Center (BECC), classes beginning after 11:00
  • Cascade Academy
  • Columbia Academy
  • Groner Elementary
  • Head Start Programs
  • Levi Anderson
  • Lifeworks NW (Tigard)
  • Pacific Academy

 

Alternate Transportation Options

For the schools and programs which will not receive bus service due to inclement weather, families have the following two transportation options available:

  1. You may elect to transport the child yourself and receive reimbursement from the BSD Transportation Department for mileage (at the district rate) to and from the program/school.
  2. You may choose instead to contact New Green Cab (503-234-1414) or Flat Cab (503-970-0033) and request that they transport your child. You need to ask for a district-approved driver. These two cab companies are the only two companies with arrangements to transport Beaverton students.  BSD will reimburse the parent for the cab fare when presented with a receipt, which can be obtained from the driver.