Emergency Communication

Northeast Bradford School District’s emergency plan provides for response actions to be taken in all types of emergencies, therefore, several types of protective responses are planned as follows:

Building EvacuationEvacuation to a safe area on the school grounds in case of fire
Delayed Opening; Cancellation of Classes; Early or Delayed ReleaseThese actions are normally taken in case of a winter storm. Cancellation of classes may also be necessary in case of disruption of public utility services.
In-place ShelteringSudden occurrences such as tornadoes and hazardous materials. Accidents may dictate taking cover in place as the best immediate response.
EvacuationTotal evacuation may become necessary if the school is in an endangered area. Hazardous material accidents or major floods are examples.

Additionally, if your residence should be in an endangered area, and the school is not, your children will be cared for in their regular school until the danger has passed or you or a person you authorize come to the school to regain custody. If a total evacuation becomes necessary, your children will be taken to Bonin’s Roller Rink in Rome, PA. (View or download evacuation map.) In either case, you will be kept informed on the location where you can regain custody of your children through local radio and television announcements.

Parents or others authorized to pick up a student will be required to provide identification at the pick-up point and sign a release register prior to the release of a student to their custody. Identification may consist of a driver’s license, social security card, voter registration card, etc. Please identify on the emergency cards those persons whom you authorize to take custody of your children during an emergency.

In the event your child(ren) has a personal means of transportation at school during a declared emergency and ordered evacuation, your child(ren) will not be permitted to transport themselves or others but will be evacuated with the rest of the student body.

During an emergency, please do not telephone schools or attempt to make different arrangements. This will only create confusion and divert staff and faculty members from their assigned emergency duties.

Emergency conditions may also require that an individual school or even the entire school district will have to close for a period of time. In that event, students may be required to complete daily classroom assignments while at home or at another living arrangement.

You will be informed of this requirement through newspapers and radio and TV stations. In addition, you will be informed of the method by which daily class assignments are delivered and completed assignments are returned to the teachers.

School Closures

The safety of the children and staff in the district is of the utmost importance when deciding whether the schools should be closed because of adverse weather conditions or other emergencies. Before a decision is made, information from many sources will be obtained and evaluated. 

When the district closes its facilities because of severe weather or another emergency situation, the information is communicated by, the district Facebook page, Thrill Share, school telephone system (744-2521), and web page (www.nebpanthers.com) will also have closing and delay information available by 6:40 a.m. There have been instances where we have been able to open the schools in the morning and adverse weather conditions have developed during the day. If it becomes necessary to dismiss the children early, we will also use the above to inform the community.

The closure announcement is announced on the following radio and television stations:

  • Radio station WHWK/WAAL (98.1/99.1 FM) in Binghamton
  • Radio station WTTC (1550 AM, 95.3 FM) in Towanda
  • Radio station WHGL-WIGGLE (1310 AM, 100 FM) in Troy/Canton
  • Television station WNEP-TV (Channel 16) in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
  • Telephone station WBRE-WYOU TV (Channel 28/22) in Wilkes-Barre
  • Television station WBNG-TV (Channel 12) in Binghamton
  • Television station WETM-TV (Channel 18) in Elmira
  • Television station WIVT/WBGH (Channel 34) in Binghamton
  • Television station WENY (Channel 36) Elmira

I encourage you to develop a plan for your family so that if we must send students home earlier than expected, that each child will know where to go if no one is at home. Parents/guardians of elementary children should notify the classroom teacher of the plan to be used if an early dismissal is necessary.

When the schools are closed due to weather conditions, all student activities and sporting events are canceled. If schools are closed for another reason, student activities and sporting events not affected by the specific emergency may be permitted with prior approval of the building administrator.

View or download the Winter Weather Notification regarding closures for the current school year.