Procedures for weather-related school delays and closures

Please retain this information, provided by the district’s Human Resources department, for future weather-related delays and closures. Hopefully this will be a useful reference document to make weather-related decisions clearer for everyone.
Late start
Contractual language and past practice allows for modified schedules due to emergency conditions in which employees may, with the approval of their supervisor, 1) take a salary deduction for the time missed, 2) work regularly scheduled time if safety permits, 3) use vacation leave, 4) arrange with a supervisor to complete their work at an alternate location, or 5) arrange with a supervisor to make up the time missed in regular-time status. Safety permitting, employees should report to work per their regular schedules. Teachers should be at the work site at least 30 minutes prior to students arriving.
Early Release
Contractual language and past practice allows for early release provisions due to emergency conditions in which employees may, with the approval of their supervisor, leave early and 1) take a salary deduction for the time missed, 2) work regularly scheduled time if safety permits, 3) use vacation leave, 4) arrange with a supervisor to complete their work at an alternate location, or 5) arrange with a supervisor to make up the time missed in regular-time status.
Closure
Because contracted staff who work a typical school schedule will make up their time when student days have been rescheduled, there is no need for them to take leave at this time. For year-round and other employees who provide non-student related services, contractual language and past practice allows for closure due to emergency conditions in which employees may, with the approval of their supervisor, 1) take a salary deduction for the time missed, 2) work regularly scheduled time if safety permits, 3) use vacation leave, 4) arrange with a supervisor to complete their work at an alternate location, or 5) arrange with a supervisor to make up the time missed in regular-time status.
Thank you for your dedication to the Olympia School District. We appreciate your efforts and hope that you remain safe during inclement weather conditions.