Inclement Weather

There may be times during the school year where it may be necessary to cancel student transportation due to adverse weather conditions.

NSTS gathers information on road and weather conditions from a wide variety of sources, including Environment Canada, the bus companies, various municipal and regional agencies and from staff performing checks on selected routes to experience the road conditions first hand.

NSTS considers the actual weather conditions, the forecasted weather and the projected impact on road conditions during the peak student transportation windows. Once all available information has been collected and reviewed, and it is determined that students cannot be safely transported to school, or home from school at the end the day, the decision to cancel student transportation is made by NSTS.

Every attempt is made to provide the public with information on bus cancellations by 6:00 a.m. The announcement will be posted on the front page of the NSTS website, as well as on the website and social media of DSBN and Niagara Catholic. Local radio and television stations are also notified to disseminate this information to the public.

The School Board's Director of Education makes the decision to cancel schools. School closure information is announced in the manner outlined above.

Please note that parents and/or guardians make the final decision on whether or not to send their child to school in inclement weather conditions.