We hope you are all staying safe and warm. We appreciate your patience during this weather event, and we want to provide you with a weather update.
We are continuing to monitor weather conditions closely with area emergency management teams and local meteorologists as we evaluate and make a decision regarding school on Friday. We also have staff driving the roads and neighborhoods to determine if our buses, staff and teen drivers will be safe to travel tomorrow.
Making the call on whether we are in school, arrive late, leave early or cancel school is always a difficult decision. There are many factors that come into play in these decisions, and the biggest decision is how to balance wanting our kids to stay in school learning and the safety of those same students and staff.
Prosper ISD is comprised of 58 square miles and while roads may be clear in your immediate area, we have many families who live in more remote, rural areas of the district. We also have staff who drive in from across the Metroplex. Therefore, we must take road conditions in surrounding areas into consideration. In addition, a late start is difficult because we utilize a three-tiered bus transportation and school start schedule. That means that our high school students will barely arrive at school before it is time for dismissal. It makes for a very hectic day for families, teachers and students.
Our first priority is to ensure that our buses, staff and teen drivers will be safe driving to school. We will provide an update by 9 pm tonight through email, text, website and social media.