NEH irons out late start policy with WCCSD

Northeast Hamilton Schools has established a late start policy in conjunction with Webster City CSD, announced NEH Supt. Patrick Hocking on Friday.

The new policy calls for both schools to issue a late start with classes beginning two hours later at 10:05 a.m.

When a late start is announced, buses will run two hours later with all NEH students expected to report to classes at 10:05 a.m. in Blairsburg.

While NEH High School students will report to the Blairsburg school, Webster City instructors will send class work to Blairsburg for the third and fourth period classes.

On late start days, there will be no first and second periods at NEH, said Hocking.

“Webster City and Northeast Hamilton have been having discussions about late starts for this current year if the weather would warrant,” said Supt. Hocking in a statement issued Friday.

When the two schools entered into the partial day sharing agreement last fall, it was determined that no late starts would be announced due to schedule concerns.

But talks between the two schools have resulted in a late start plan that allows the schools to postpone classes until weather improves on any given day without losing a full day of school.

The late start plan will remain in place until the end of the school year, said Hocking.

Parents, guardians, staff and students need to watch for announcements and notifications during inclement weather, noted Hocking.