2020-2021 Student Handbook 
    
    Jan 24, 2021  
2020-2021 Student Handbook

Inclement Weather


National Park College will address inclement weather situations consistent with the Governor’s Policy Directive and the NPC Board policy. The general policy is that NPC does not close due to inclement weather if at all avoidable. However, the obligation to provide services to the citizens of the area must be balanced with the risk of danger to students and employees. Therefore, the following guidelines are established to govern operations during inclement weather and to address and protect the needs of the College’s students.

The President and members of his Cabinet will determine when the inclement weather policy is implemented based on area weather conditions. The College will utilize the NPC Emergency Notification System (ENS), as well as local and social media outlets, to notify staff and students as soon as practical that the inclement weather policy has been implemented. The state policy provisions regarding late arrival and leave time will apply to NPC employees.  All college employees and students are responsible for monitoring local and social media or NPC ENS for implementation announcements.

In the event of early morning severe inclement weather conditions in the National Park College area, the President or Vice President for Academic Affairs will determine whether to place the inclement weather policy in effect and will publicly announce its implementation between 6:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., if possible. The decision to implement the inclement weather policy for evening classes will be made by mid-afternoon, and announced between 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., if possible. Announcements affecting Saturday classes will be made between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. when possible.

 

NPC Board Policy Number: 7.200