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Frederick County Public Schools to Implement Color Coded System for Weather Emergencies

Frederick County Public Schools in Maryland will use color codes to help staff understand their responsibilities when schools close due to inclement weather.
FREDERICK, Md. (WHAG) - With our first round of winter weather on the way to the area, Frederick County Public Schools in Maryland will be implementing a color coded system to keep it's employees up to date with the status of the school system with inclement weather strikes the county.

The county will be using five different colors to indicate the status of the schools in the county: Green, Orange, Blue, Yellow and Red.  The codes apply only to emergency or weather-related school status changes.

Code Green will apply when schools must unexpectedly open late or dismiss students early.  During a code green status, all 12-month employees report to work on time, while 10- and 11-month employees adjust their schedules to reflect the delay or early dismissal.

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Orange will apply on days when schools are closed due to inclement weather or other emergency.  Code orange signals that all 12-month employees report to work on time, while 10- and 11-month employees do not report to work.

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Blue will apply when schools are closed due to inclement weather for students and 10- and 11-month employees. Code blue signals that 12-month employees report to work but may request liberal leave.  During code blue, emergency personnel must report and may not use liberal leave. 

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Yellow will apply when schools and offices are closed to students and employees except emergency personnel, who must report to work.  During code yellow, liberal leave is not authorized for emergency personnel. 

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Red signals that schools and offices are closed to students and all employees.  When code red is in effect, all FCPS buildings are closed to all personnel and others.

Be sure to stay with WHAG: Your Local Weather Leader for all your school closings and delays information when winter weather strikes the area...
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