District No. 118 School Closing and Early Dismissal


Factors affecting school closing:


A. Temperature, wind, wind chill, snow
B. Street conditions
C. Bus status (available drivers, buses in service)
D. Availability of staff
E. Epidemics
F. Individual schools may need to close due to a lack of heat, water, electrical power or lack of security

The Superintendent of Schools makes the decision regarding the closing of school.  The welfare and safety of students are the prime considerations in making this decision.  The Superintendent makes the decision in consultation with bus officials, etc.

If school is going to be closed for the day, the District will attempt to make and to announce the decision no later than 6:15am.

Due to poor weather conditions or other reasons as listed above, school may be dismissed early.  In such a case, the decision will be made and announced by late morning.  Early dismissal is typically one hour before the normal dismissal times:

Early Dismissal Times:
Elementary Schools                                1:30 p.m.
South View Upper Elementary              2:45 p.m.
North Ridge Middle School                      2:45 p.m.
Kenneth D. Bailey Academy                      2:00 p.m.
Danville High School                              2:00 p.m.

*Afternoon pre-school is normally cancelled on days of early dismissal.

School closings are announced to all local media including radio stations, television stations, etc. Parents/Guardians may call the Danville School District No. 118 Hotline for the up-to-date status (444-1725). 

Parents/guardians will receive an automated phone call regarding school closing or early dismissal.  Please make sure your child’s school has your updated phone number so you will receive this call from our Alert Now system.

We also encourage you to download our School Connect app. This app will allow you to receive push notifications for not only school closings, but also important information for school events and announcements.