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Weather Policy

Weather Policy

It is college policy to remain open and conduct classes according to the regular class schedule except under extreme weather conditions. In the event of extreme weather, classes may be delayed or canceled.

The college president makes the decision when severe weather or other emergencies might require a closing, delayed opening, suspension, or interruption of regularly scheduled work or class hours. The president consults with maintenance and operations, crisis team, and the president's leadership team to determine the circumstances of the college closing or other modifications to normal work hours.

Decisions regarding weather are made as quickly as possible and with everyone's best interests in mind. However, while every effort is taken to quickly examine road conditions and weather data for our entire service area, we must also encourage your personal responsibility to keep yourself safe. To that end, if the college remains open or operates on a delayed schedule, it is ultimately your own assessment and final decision about whether roads are safe in your area.

If road conditions are poor in the early morning but are expected to improve later in the day, the college may delay the beginning of classes. The delayed schedule is detailed below:

Regular Class Schedule
Classes Starting Between
Delayed Schedule
Meeting Times
7:00 a.m. and 8:55 a.m. 10:00 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
9:00 a.m. and 9:55 a.m. 11:05 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. and 11:55 a.m. 12:10 to 1:05 p.m.
Noon to 1:55 p.m. 1:15 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 3:10 p.m. 2:20 to 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. or after Start and end on time
If a class normally meets for longer than 1 hour and 15 minutes, the delayed schedule class
may be longer than the time indicated on this schedule. Contact the instructor for details.

In the event that the delayed schedule is in effect and the weather situation worsens, the college reserves the right to change the schedule to a closed status. If this change in schedule is deemed necessary, the decision will be posted as soon as possible.

During the delayed schedule, evening classes offered in Paducah and at off-campus sites in Ballard, Graves and Marshall counties will be held as scheduled unless cancellation is announced. The college will make every effort to make announcements on evening class cancellations by 3:00 p.m.

If there is inclement weather and no announcement about the college is made, you should assume that classes will meet as scheduled. In the event the college uses a delayed schedule or cancels classes, every reasonable effort will be made to post an announcement to the college switchboard, 270-554-9200 and on the college home page. Text messages will also be sent to mobile phones of students, staff, and faculty via the Safety Notification Alert Process (SNAP).

The college will also contact local radio and television stations.