Metro Schools’ Inclement Weather Team is closely monitoring the weather today to maximize the safety of our students and employees. We are working closely with the Office of Emergency Management, National Weather Service, and local meteorologists.
At this time, all after school and evening activities are cancelled; we are not planning to dismiss schools early.
The reasoning for this decision includes:
Each school is equipped with a NOAA weather radio to alert the school office of watches and warnings directly from the National Weather Service.
The end of February in Tennessee is often synonymous with the start of severe weather season. This year, roughly 30 Metro Schools’ transportation supervisors who serve on the district’s Inclement Weather Team will take on the task of helping keep you safe during severe weather. They will become trained SKYWARN® Spotters by the National Weather Service (more). The primary job of these volunteer spotters is to provide fast and accurate reports of severe weather in their local area. According to the NWS, the training includes:
The MNPS team will join nearly 290,000 other spotters nationwide in helping make local communities safer in times of severe weather.