Marshall ISD takes the safety of our students and their families very seriously and will communicate with our stakeholders in the event of a weather-related emergency or other issues that have the potential to disrupt the school day. MISD uses the following guidelines to communicate changes in school schedules or cancellations as a result of inclement weather or other emergencies:
• The Superintendent of Schools makes decisions on school schedules and/or cancellations in these cases, in consultation with administrative staff and departments. In the event of inclement weather before school, all possible scenarios are taken into consideration including the safety of MISD bus transportation. We do not make decisions based on the decisions of other districts in the area. When conditions warrant that travel safety is threatened or impaired in Marshall, we will make decisions accordingly.
• If Marshall ISD must cancel or delay classes due to weather or other issues, parents will be notified by phone alerts, local radio, television, district website and social media sites on Facebook and Twitter. IMPORTANT: Parents are urged to follow MISD on both Facebook and Twitter in order to receive immediate information regarding potential closings, as these methods of communication are much faster and will be posted the instant any decision is made regarding school schedule changes or closings.
• Parents are responsible to ensure that contact information in your school's Skyward Family Access portal database is correct and up-to-date, including contact phone numbers and e-mail addresses, so that our notification system can be used more accurately and effectively. If your information is not updated through the Family Access system, you will not receive the phone calls or other messages.
Emergency information as it becomes available will be posted immediately on social media outlets as well as the district website. For your convenience, we will also notify the outlets below:
• Marshall News Messenger
• KMHT 103.9 FM
• KTBS Channel 3 - Shreveport
• KSLA Channel 12 - Shreveport
• KTAL Channel 6 - Shreveport