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Delays & Early Dismissals

Two-Hour Delays and Early Dismissal Procedures

Calamity Day Letter

In event of a school delay or closure, the district makes announcements on:

  • WHIO Channel 7
  • WDTN Channel 2
  • WKEF Channel 22/FOX 45
  • The district web site at
  • ParentSquare

In the event of a two-hour delay, all students including preschool and kindergarten will report on the schedule outlined below.  B.A.S.E. childcare will be available for registered students from 8:30 a.m. until the start of school.  In the event that school is canceled after the announcement of a two-hour delay, the B.A.S.E. program will be closed.

When a 2-hour delay occurs on a Tuesday late start at Butler High School, the weekly late start is void and Butler High School will begin classes at 9:30 a.m.

Two-Hour Delay Start Schedule

Butler High School

9:30 a.m. (exam weeks create exceptions)

Morton Middle School

9:25 a.m.

Smith Middle School

11:00 a.m.

Demmitt Elementary School

10:40 a.m.

Helke Early Learning Center - Kindergarten 

10:25 a.m.

     AM Session
     PM Session



9:40 a.m.

ESC East

10:00 a.m.

ESC West

9:40 a.m.

Bus transportation will be delayed two hours including buses for PRIVATE/PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS. Dismissal times remain unchanged.

Early Dismissals
In the rare event that weather conditions deteriorate during the course of the day and an early dismissal is warranted, parents will receive a phone notification as noted above. In the event of an early dismissal, there will be no B.A.S.E.

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