Emergency Closings of Schools

  • bus When necessary, road conditions are evaluated early each day by the Director of Transportation and a decision to close the schools because of inclement weather will be made generally before 5:30 AM. The only exception to this rule is when school is in session and would be shortened because weather conditions dictate early dismissal for safe transportation to occur. 

    Please do not call the Transportation Department to find out whether McHenry Schools are closed due to weather. You should listen/watch one of the following radio/TV stations which are notified through the Emergency Closing Center soon as the decision to close is made:

  • You may also check for this information on the District 15 and District 156 (www.dist156.org) websites.