NCSD will ‘actively monitor weather conditions’ as winter storm approaches | Bot To News


Natrona County School District Assistant Director of Transportation KC LeClere cleans the sidewalks at the Bus Exchange on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City News File)

CASPER, Wyo. – The Natrona County School District says it is monitoring the development of a major storm that is expected to move across much of the state tonight through Wednesday.

In an email sent Monday morning, the NCSD says they are working with agencies like the City of Casper, the Wyoming Department of Transportation and the National Weather Service to make plans for the next few days.

“It is anticipated that this incoming winter weather system may affect various parts of the county differently over the next few days,” they said.

Up to two feet of snow is expected on Casper Mountain, along with several inches at lower elevations in Natrona County, according to the National Weather Service in Riverton. Wind gusts are also expected in several counties, particularly along Interstate 25.

The full email follows:

December 12, 2022 – The NCSD Inclement Weather Team is actively monitoring the incoming winter weather system. We are working collaboratively with community agencies, including the City of Casper, Wyoming Department of Transportation, Natrona County Emergency Management, National Weather Service, Natrona County Highway and Bridge, and others.

It is anticipated that this looming winter weather system may affect various parts of the county differently over the next few days.

The Natrona County School District recognizes that the operation of the school is an important and necessary part of community and family life. As a result, schools will be closed for inclement weather or natural disasters only when the community itself is unable to operate safely. The primary factors considered are anticipated or actual weather conditions and the safe transportation of students and staff.

We wanted to share with you a reminder of the NCSD Inclement Weather Protocol.

We will be actively monitoring weather conditions throughout the week.

In the event of inclement weather affecting normal school operations, text messages and phone calls are sent to parents/guardians and staff members approx. 05:30 a.m. Updates and information are also shared on the official NCSD Facebook page, the NCSD website, and with media partners.

As always, the primary responsibility and decision to protect a child’s health and ensure school attendance always rests with the parent or guardian.

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