Inclement Weather and Disruptive Conditions Policy Policy

Approved By and Date:Board of Trustees04-14-2022
 Executive Leadership Team02-14-2022

The intent of this policy is to ensure the safety of Stanly Community College’s students, employees, and visitors during disruption, severe/hazardous weather and other unsafe conditions. Stanly Community College defines severe/hazardous weather conditions as any weather condition that may endanger students, faculty, or staff while en route to their classrooms or work stations. Students, faculty, and staff are required to follow the guidelines of this institutional policy.

Inclement Weather and Disruptive Conditions Policy Procedures

Approved By and Date:Executive Leadership Team02-14-2022

1. The President, in consultation with the Vice President of Administrative Services/CFO, will determine the classification of days as listed below. In the President’s absence, the Vice-President for Administrative Services/CFO will confer with the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

  • Plan A: College Closed. Under Plan A, all college services and operations are closed. Employees and students are expected to remain safe and not be on campus. SCC encourages all employees to use days designated as Plan A for non-work-related activities. Non-exempt employees who want to complete work activities remotely must have prior written authorization from the supervisor. Supervisors are encouraged to minimize work activities under Plan A. Non-exempt employees who complete work activities on a day designated as Plan A are not eligible for compensatory time for the time spent on those work activities. Exempt employees are also encouraged to minimize work activities but may work at their discretion. All hours for days designated Plan A will be recorded as administrative leave time.
  • Plan B: College Remote Work. Under Plan B, employees and students are expected to remain safe and not be on campus. Facilities may be closed in accordance with conditions. Non-exempt employees whose regular work activities require their presence on campus are encouraged to complete professional development activities as available and as approved by the supervisor. Exempt and non-exempt employees whose regular work activities can be performed remotely should either work remotely or request approval of annual leave. Merely remaining available for email or telecommunication but completing non-work-related activities is not considered remote work and should be documented as leave time.
  • Plan C: College Late Opening. Under Plan C, college classes and services will open to the public on the schedule announced regarding college operations.

2. Announcements concerning college operations will be made as soon as possible and announced on all local broadcast stations for all classes. In addition, announced closings/delays will be posted on the College website, Facebook page, other applicable media, and on the switchboard. To receive email message alerts and direct phone messages, update your contact information in Campus Alerts, the SCC notification system.

3. If weather conditions become worse after an initial decision is made, the College will make an additional announcement as soon as possible.

4. Closing or delaying the day programs does not automatically close evening classes. Announcements will be made in the afternoon concerning the evening classes.

5. Students and employees should exercise personal judgment concerning roadway conditions regardless of college announcements.

6. Missed class work will be made up by rescheduling the class, extra assignments, individual conferences, extended class sessions, online assignments, or other alternatives as determined by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

7. Stanly Early College and other Career and College Promise program schedules will follow the College’s schedule for closure/delay.


References: 1C SBCCC 200.94 (Local College Personnel Policies)

Revisions: 12/12/2013 (policy), 04/11/2019 (policy); 11/04/2013 (procedures), 1/28/2019 (procedures)