Inclement Weather & Snow Routes

School with Snow

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.