Delays and Closings

During inclement weather, the decision to remain home is up to individuals or their parents/guardians.  If a person chooses to stay home, please contact MCBDDS Transportation at 937-837-9222 to cancel their daily bus ride.   

Please review the information on this page for details about Delay and Closing Procedures.  You may also sign up for email and text alerts to be sent directly to your devices by following the instructions below.

How to sign up for email and text alerts

Individuals and families can now sign up to have weather-related delays and closings information sent directly to them via e-mail and text message. To sign up, please visit  For instructions on how to sign up, you can review the attached instructions.

How to find delay and closure information via local media outlets

Delay and closing announcements will also be shared with local television stations and their radio affiliates. The links below will take you to the websites of the TV stations:

Facility Hours of Operation

  • Calumet/Northview:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Jergens:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Transportation:  6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Ritchey Center:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Opening/Closing Policies

PLAN A:  All Facilities Open; No Buses

  • Adult programs are operating but NO board transportation will be provided. If an individual must attend workshop programs, please make sure they are appropriately dressed, and are NOT exposed to the extreme cold for any length of time.
  • Bus drivers and bus aides should not report to work.
  • Clerical, maintenance, mechanics, courier, dispatchers, administrative staff, PACE staff and Adult Services staff are expected to report to work as close to regularly scheduled times as road conditions permit.

PLAN B: All Facilities Closed

  • All Board programs and facilities closed.
  • No Board staff or consumers are to report.

Delay Policies:  One hour or two hour*

  • One hour delay - Routes will operate 1 hour later than regular pick up times.
    Programs will dismiss at regular time.
  • Two hour delay - Routes will operate 2 hours later than regular pick up times.
    Programs will dismiss at regular time

    *Bus drivers and bus aides will report to work one/two hours later than regular sign-in time; all other staff will be expected to report to work as close to regular sign in time as road conditions permit. 

Early Dismissal Policy

  • Transportation notifies facility managers/designee.
  • Building staff will follow procedures for parent/provider notification prior to consumer dismissal.
  • The Superintendent will make a separate determination for staff dismissal.