IMPORTANT School Closing Information

Bennington Public Schools

Emergency School Closing Information

(Policy 602.03)


There may be occasions when attending school due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may not be advisable. Student safety and learning is always the top priority for Bennington Public Schools. The District will either cancel school for the day or announce a two-hour late start.


School closings will be announced using the following media sources listed below:


Television                               Radio                                      District Notification

KMTV                                      KFAB (AM 1110)                      School Messenger

 WOWTV                                 KKAR (AM 1290)



When school is closed due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, Bennington Public Schools will make efforts to make up these educational opportunities. The District has embedded days into the school calendar for such occasions. Make-up days for the 2019-20 school term are scheduled for March 13th, May 21st, and 22nd if needed.


Late start days will begin exactly two hours later than the normal school start time. When weather permits for a later start, the streets, sidewalks and parking lots can be better cleared and rush hour traffic can be complete. Late start days will be announced in the same manner as school closings.


Late Start FAQ


Why are we having a late start day?


In the event of inclement weather, the District may delay the start of the school day by two hours. By starting two hours later, this allows for streets, sidewalks and parking lots to be cleared and for rush hour traffic to be complete.


What is the school scheduling time for students on a late start day?


Elementary - 10:20 AM to 3:07 PM

Middle School - 10:00 AM to 3:10 PM

High School - 10:10 AM to 3:17 PM


Will transportation be provided on a late start day?


Yes, transportation will be provided and stop times will be modified and will be running approximately two hours later to get students to school for the two-hour late start.


Will the District provide supervision if I drop off my child(ren) at school early on a late start day?


No, the staff is not on duty and students are not permitted to enter the buildings before a designated time. Remember, the District will announce a late start to allow authorities and school personnel time to clear roads, sidewalks and parking lots for safe travel.


Will students be required to attend extracurricular activities on late start days?


Before school and/or morning extracurricular activities (sports, clubs, and groups) will be canceled on late start days. Afterschool activities will proceed as scheduled.


Will preschool students attend on late start days?


There will be no morning preschool on a late start day. Afternoon preschool will be scheduled as normal with normal transportation.


Will the All-Star Kids program be affected by late start days?


Yes, for students enrolled in the All-Star Kids program that have an enrollment category that includes morning care. The hours of operation will be 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM at all locations. Breakfast will be served around 9:45 AM.


Will there be breakfast and lunch on late start days?


Yes to both. A grab & go breakfast will be offered. Lunch will run at the similarly scheduled time. Check your building's website for the exact times.


When do Bennington Public Schools employees report on a late start day?


Emergency Staff: Please report at your normal report time.

Certificated Staff:

Elementary – 9:50 AM

Middle School - 9:40 AM

High School - 9: 45 AM

Food Service: Please report per department instruction.

Transportation: Please report per department instruction.

Maintenance and Custodial: Please report per department instruction.

All Other Employees: Please report two hours after your normal report time, unless your normal report time begins after the late start time for your respective level.


Will students have to make up instructional time lost on a late start day?


No, Bennington Public Schools builds extra hours into the school calendar every year. Late starts will not significantly affect the District’s ability to schedule school days to meet the Nebraska Department of Education’s requirements.

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Dr. Terry L. Haack, Superintendent · 11620 North 156th Street · Bennington, NE · Phone: (402) ­ 238­-3044
Bennington Elementary · 11620 North 156th Street · PO Box 309 · 402­-238­-2690
Bennington High School · 16610 Bennington Road · PO Box 309 · 402­-238­-2447
Bennington Middle School · 11201 N. 168th Street ·PO Box 309 · 402­-238­-3082
Anchor Pointe Elementary · 17007 HWS Cleveland Boulevard · PO Box 309 · 402­-238­-2166
Pine Creek Elementary · 7801 N HWS Cleveland Blvd. · PO Box 309 · 402­-238­-2372
Heritage Elementary · 9950 Rosewater Parkway · PO Box 309 · 402­-238­-2095
District Office · 11620 North 156th Street · PO Box 309 · 402­-238­-3044