Years of Service – Christopher G. “Buddy” Thomas
Years of Service – Pam Cox
Years of Service – Dr. Richard Bales
Years of Service – Gwen Wash
Years of Service – Brenda Brown
Years of Service – Buzz Martin
Years of Service – Dr. Janie Snyder
Years of Service – Mary Alice Nipper
Years of Service – Julia Henry & Carol Gentry
Years of Service – Michelle Treece
Years of Service – Gayle Hughes
Years of Service – Lesia Schill

Because some of Johnson City Schools open doors as early as 7:00 a.m. school buses begin picking up students at 6:25 a.m.  Occasionally weather conditions worsen quickly thus requiring a later decision.  Parents need to be aware of this possibility and plan accordingly.  The safety of students, staff, and parents remains the top primary consideration.

How does Johnson City Schools decide when to close schools due to inclement weather?
When weather events are occurring, or have occurred, the school system gathers information from many sources.  The Superintendent is in constant contact with Johnson City transit officials as they drive bus routes through neighborhoods and school zones.  The school system consults with the National Weather Service regarding up-to-the-minute forecasts and conditions.  School administrators talk to maintenance and custodial staff members to determine the condition of school campus roads and parking lots.   Once all information is collected, the Superintendent makes the final decision. 
Why aren’t schedule changes always announced the night before?
Every attempt is made to announce school schedule changes as soon as possible.  There have been times when the forecast the night before does not develop as reported.   The timing of the decision remains secondary, however, to the safety issues.
How do I find out if Johnson City Schools will have a change of schedule?
Contact your child’s school to register for district alerts or go to the Johnson City Schools Web site ( and download the Johnson City Schools App – SchoolConnect for school closings, delays, and early dismissals.  If you already have this service, please make sure that phone numbers and email addresses are correct.