Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, the Department of Transportation Services has outlined the following procedures:

  • Closed: transportation to and from all schools (public, non-public, and charter schools) will not be provided by the District or its vendors.
  • Early dismissal: all buses will run on an early dismissal schedule.
  • Two-hour delay: all buses for all schools (public, non-public, and charter schools) will run on a two-hour delay.

You can call the District’s hotline at 215-400-INFO or visit the District’s website (

If you would like to check the status of your bus, please check our bus status page.

In the event that schools are closed due to inclement weather, a decision will be made in each instance as to whether administrative offices, including regional offices, will remain open. Unless it is announced that administrative offices are closed, assume they will be open.

Details will also be made available via Facebook and Twitter. Follow us on Twitter @PhillyEducation.