Inclement Weather & Closing School

Inclement Weather & Closing School Policies

MMSD Winter Weather Make-Up Overview – Feb 14, 2019

Teacher bargaining unit:   Should it become necessary to close or delay the opening of school due to inclement weather, power failures or other circumstances, notice shall be delivered prior to 6:30 a.m. over radio stations whose broadcast studios are located within the city limits of the City of Madison. Teachers shall be compensated for such day in their regular monthly payroll check.  

Bilingual Resources Specialists:  The Employee Handbook provides that employees who are tardy or absent due to inclement weather are allowed to receive compensation by using personal illness leave or electing to make up the time by performing their regular duties or participating in staff development/training opportunities offered by the District.

EAs/SEAs/NAs: The Employee Handbook allows the option of using personal illness leave to receive payment for time missed due to school closings, along with being able to be paid up-front, provided one makes up the missed time by attending District-provided staff development/training or by performing her/his regular duties within one week of the end of the school year.

Clerical/Technical:  The Employee Handbook provides that when an employee is absent from work for more than one hour on a “snow day,” or other emergency school closing, in addition to vacation time and compensatory time, the employee shall have the option to use floating holidays or personal illness leave to receive compensation for such days.  In addition, employees are provided the option of receiving pay for the snow day during the payroll period in which the snow day occurs (without utilizing any accrued time) provided the employee makes up the time by attending District-offered staff development/training opportunities by the end of the school year.  Employees will also continue to have the option to make up the time by performing their regular duties provided they have their supervisor’s approval. 

Security Assistants: The Employee Handbook provides the options of using personal illness or floating holiday time to receive payment for time missed, along with being able to be paid up-front, provided one makes up the missed time by attending District-provided staff development/training or by performing her/his regular duties within one week of the end of the school year.

Substitute Teachers:  Receive no compensation on such days.