Parent Information About School Procedures

Elizabeth Lee Black School

School Closing Information:

Barber National Institute's Elizabeth Lee Black School programs will be ordered closed only in the event of a declared city-wide emergency or if prevailing weather conditions are considered so severe as to place children en route to schools in a clearly dangerous or unhealthy situation.

These conditions include:

  • Whenever Erie School District is closed
  • Impassable streets and/or sidewalks
  • Extreme cold temperatures and/or gale-like winds
  • Loss of utilities to school

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Elizabeth Lee Black School

 If the school is closed:

  • Students, teachers, assistants will not report
  • All twelve-month employees will report
  • Happy Hearts Childcare will be open (only closes when entire Institute closes)
  • All Institute activities will be canceled the day of the closing.
  • Days missed due to inclement weather will be rescheduled and you will be sent an updated calendar.
  • Parents are advised to use discretion in sending children to school if they think weather conditions necessitate it. In such cases, absences will be excused absences.
  • The school will not be dismissed early due to inclement weather except in the case of a declared city-wide emergency.
  • If schools are dismissed early due to emergency conditions, all employees will remain at work to assist children.
  • Whenever the Erie School District is closed, the Elizabeth Lee Black School will also be closed.

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