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    Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, New Prairie United School Corporation will implement a virtual “eLearning” initiative for all students throughout the district.

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NPUSC Weather Decision Guidelines

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The following guidelines are used by the NPUSC Superintendent and Transportation Director regarding daily decisions to attend school at regular time, on two hour delay, or to cancel school.  A team of local volunteers from all areas of the school district advise and report to the Superintendent and Transportation Director on weather/road conditions to assist in the weather decision process.

Any weather decision will be made by 5:05 am central time (school time) due to the number of buses NPUSC uses, with the first bus leaving daily at 5:05 am CST. (NPUSC is one of the five largest school districts in Indiana by land area)

The team strives to make their final determination by 5:00 a.m. Team members rise early to contact sources and travel roads before reporting their findings. Once a determination is made, communication of any delay or cancellation begins via automated phone messaging, texts, website postings, and media contacts.  While there are no easy or black and white rules to follow when making decisions regarding delays and cancellations, the following guidelines are considered:
  • Snow Accumulations/Predictions-Anything over 5-6 inches of snow is of concern or less if ice is involved; The timing of when snow is predicted to fall impacts school start/end times and decisions on delays, cancellations, or early dismissals.
  • Road Conditions & Snow Plow Progress Reports of both town or county roads and NPUSC parking lots
  • Conditions effecting visibility (either snow fall or fog) - anything less than one half mile (0.5 mile) of visibility creates concern in the decision process.  Any area Dense Fog Advisory in combination with one half mile or less of visibility is cause for concern
  • Temperature- minus 5 degrees actual or wind chill is cause for concern for delay consideration
  • Feasibility of starting buses in cold or inclement weather
  • NPUSC Philosophy - if any area of NPUSC has weather conditions warranting delay or cancellation, all NPUSC schools are treated the same and all NPUSC schools will be delayed or cancelled.  Given the land area of NPUSC within two counties, a situation with one area of NPUSC having conditions warranting a delay and another area having better conditions is possible.
Finally, as a reminder for the 2016-2017 school year per the NPUSC School Calendar, the 4th and 5th school cancellation days of this school year will be made up through E-Learning instruction from home during the school cancellation day.

Visibility and road conditions are important when making decisions on snow delays or cancellations. Predicting when snow will start or stop is challenging and conditions vary within our own school district. Our team is committed to erring on the side of caution while also balancing the reality that severe weather conditions are likely during our winters. 


In the event that you are uncomfortable sending your student to school because of weather conditions you can keep your student at home until such time that you believe the conditions are favorable for safe travel.   

We hope this information helps clarify the guidelines NPUSC considers when making weather decisions.


Paul White

NPUSC Superintendent 

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Important Transportation Notice

Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, there will be changes made to the NPUSC transportation procedures. These changes have been made in the interest of keeping our students safe. Each student may have one morning pick up location and one afternoon drop off location. These locations need to be on file with the school office.   Please remember that all stops must be a residence within the boundaries of the New Prairie United School Corporation. Transportation to and from the YMCA Latchkey program held at Rolling Prairie Elementary will still be allowed as will transportation between NPUSC School buildings. Bus transportation changes (pass/notes) will no longer be accepted. It is in the interest of keeping our students safe that we can no longer accommodate complex schedules involving multiple stops.

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Congratulations to the Robotics Team

FIRST robotics team 2197, Las Pumas, New Prairie High School, was part of the three-team alliance that captured the championship at the first ever Purdue District Competition held at the Co-Rec Center on the campus of Purdue University from March 19-21, 2015.

The first-ever championship for New Prairie scored them enough points to qualify for the Indiana State Championship held at Ben Davis High School from April 2 through April 4, 2015. Invitations were extended to the top 32 teams in the state. Ten teams will advance to the world championships in St. Louis on April 22-25, 2015.

Team 2197 includes juniors Emily Hobart, Colt Houseknecht and Ben Meadows along with sophomores Lucas Allegrette, Max Bauer, Nick Bertolan, Baylee Carpenter, James Cochran, Alex Crawford, Rachel Devereaux, Malinda Jack, Josh Leiter, Reid Onnink, Brennan Shank, Kristen Smith and Brett Stevens. Freshman Evan Williams rounds out the team. The mentors include Sam Tillich (Honeywell), Dan Sales (California Analytical Instruments), Larry Crawford (I/N Tek I/N Kote), Jon Houseknecht (Sunset Septic and Excavation), Holly Hauck (NP biology teacher) and Frank Hobart (NP engineering teacher). Considerable assistance was provided by Ryan Jones, NP art teacher, and Robyn Kubsch, NP FACS teacher.


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