Emergency Closures and Delay Info

Emergency Closures and Delay Info

I want you to know that the decision to delay or close school is one of my most important responsibilities.  Each situation is judged on a case by case basis with the safety of students being the most important consideration.  When we have news of impending hazardous weather ranging from fog to snow, we spend a great deal of time monitoring forecasts, driving roads to check conditions, and talking with local officials.

As a general rule, the decision to call a two hour delay of school is made and communicated by 6:00 AM.  If we are on a two hour delay, the decision to close school is made and communicated by 8:00 AM.  The primary communication is through the Honeywell Instant Alert System.  It is critical that you keep your phone number updated.  If you need to update your phone number, please notify the Board Office at (419) 898-6210.  The decision to close or delay school is also communicated to local TV and radio stations. 

Our school district also shares a great deal of news and information using social media and a “Benton-Carroll-Salem LSD” App for smart phones.  We encourage you to download our App, and to follow us on our social media platforms.  Please see the reverse side of this letter for more information. 

As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have.  Below is a listing of key district phone numbers.

B-C-S Board of Education Office                 419-898-6210

Oak Harbor High School,

Athletic Dept., Food Service Dept.                419-898-6216

Transportation Dept.                                       419-898-6214

Oak Harbor Middle School                             419-898-6217

R.C. Waters Elementary School                     419-898-6219

 Student Services Dept.                                  419-898-3280

Best wishes for a safe and enjoyable school year!  Go Rockets!


Guy Parmigian, Superintendent