Notifications for School Closings & Delays
The Sevier County Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent to close schools in the event hazardous weather or any other emergency which presents a threat to the safety of students, staff members, or school property. As soon as the decision to close schools is made, the superintendent will notify the public media and request that announcements be made.
Announcements by Superintendent of Schools Jack Parton concerning the closing of schools in Sevier County will be made on local radio and television stations as well as on the school system website. In the event of an emergency or abrupt closing, a phone messaging service will be utilized. When the primary phone number for a student changes, the primary parent or guardian should contact school officials and request that the child’s phone numbers be updated on all enrollment information as well as the district’s messaging system.