Policy: Snow Day, Part 2

In light of this year’s string of snowy days, it might be a good time to revisit your policy on snow/ice cancellations and communications for such decisions.

After last week’s post on Snow Day Policy, a question was posed to us.

Question: What about Saturday? Office/Ministerial staff aren’t in, so who makes the call and how do you communicate?

Answer: Major metropolitan areas have the benefit of “precise” weather reporting and cancellation announcements. Right, well, maybe.

But something that would be an excellent resource in this case would be your church neighbors. I can’t think of a better conversation starter than “I need your help.” and ask a couple of your neighbors to be your weather watchers for cases such as this. You can mutually agree on a call time (before 8 A.M., for example) and they can be the eyes and ears on the road conditions around your church.

Once an informed decision is made, communication for such decisions would flow through the same channels as any other announcement (email, phone tree, social media, etc.).

Got any other ideas? Chime in and leave a comment below.

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