Winter Safety Awareness Week, Nov. 11-17

Winter Weather Preparedness for Schools

Children can be especially susceptible to the dangers associated with winter weather. This information is intended for parents, schools administrators, transportation supervisors, and bus drivers.


Monitor school emergency closure/delay messages; and local media for weather and school closure/delay updates.

Dress your child for cold weather. Layers are best: sweaters, pants, bright colored winter coats, hats, scarves, socks and boots.

Allow extra time to get to the bus stop or school.

Instruct your child to stand at least 10 steps away (or back) from bus stops. Buses and cars need extra room to stop when there is snow or ice; and they may unexpectedly hit ice.

For more information, please visit Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness