Delayed Start Plan



The purpose of a delayed start to schools is to allow time for weather and/or work conditions to change so that school attendance is possible. A delayed start to the school day may allow for temperatures to rise in the morning or to allow more time for roads, sidewalks, and/or lots to be cleared. The determination of this will be made by the Superintendent of Schools.


If a delayed start is called, schools will start accordingly:


  • Elementary 10:45 a.m. (8:45 a.m. normal start)

  • Prep 9:35 a.m. (7:35 a.m. normal start)

  • NFHS 10:15 a.m. (8:15 a.m. normal start)


    Dismissal times will remain the same as any usual school day, per division.


  • All staff will follow their normal work day schedules including report to work time


  • After a delayed start opening, each levels will determine how the remainder of the day will be structured


  • Out of District bussing will continue at normal times


  • A.M. BOCES will report to NFHS and be supervised until classes begin.  Additional substitutes may be needed. 


  •  Parochial schools will follow the District schedule


  • Teacher compensation for loss of planning time will not be granted


  • Schools will offer a continental type breakfast, lunches will be served at the usual times


  • Key delayed start information will be printed on the student bus schedules and will be printed on bus cards in Grades PreK-8


  • A communication plan will be established to inform all stakeholders