Can I keep my student home if District 49 stays open?

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Yes. Parents make the final call for each student's safety.

Per board policy (EBCE-R), parents are asked to help make decisions regarding their own child. If, in a parent’s judgment, it is too hazardous to send their child to school, the child should be kept at home. The child will not be penalized for his or her absence or tardiness and will be given ample opportunity to make up missed assignments. When inclement weather causes bad road conditions, a parent may waive an absence by contacting their student's school to report the absence as weather related.