Emergency School Closings

  • When weather conditions pose a hazard to the safety of students and staff, the Superintendent can make a decision to close school, delay opening or dismiss early.
  • To make this decision, the Superintendent consults sending district superintendents, county road officials, local police, the weather services and representatives of the District’s transportation service and transportation department. Current and predicted weather conditions, and actual driving conditions are all factors in the decision.
  • A decision to close school or delay opening is usually made by 5:30 AM. The decision to delay opening will be made when safe driving conditions are predicted for later in the morning. In this case, the opening of school will be delayed for 90 minutes, until approximately 9:00 AM.
  • Decisions regarding school closings and delayed openings will be communicated via an automated telephone system, listserve (Hunterdon Central's subscriber email service) and the Homepage of this website, as well as the media outlets listed below.
  • A decision to dismiss early will be made if weather suddenly worsens during the school day, or if a storm arrives sooner than predicted.  In this case, students will be dismissed from school at 11:54 AM.
  • Decisions regarding early dismissal will be sent out via listserve and posted to the Homepage of this website, as well as the media outlets listed below.
  • In case of inclement weather or any other emergency, the following radio and television stations will broadcast school closings, delayed opening or early dismissal information:
    • HCTV Channel 27 (Hunterdon Central TV)
    • Channel 69 (WFMZ-TV)
    • WCTC 14.50 AM
    • WCVH 90.5 FM (Hunterdon Central Radio)
PLEASE NOTE: in the event of an emergency closing, all school activities, including athletics, will be canceled.

2013-2014 Closings:

  • HC will be closed on Friday, February 14, due to the inclement weather.

  • HC will be closed on Thursday, February 13, due to impending inclement weather.

  • HC will have a 90 minute delayed opening on Monday, February 10; classes will start at 9:00 AM

  • HC is closed today, Wednesday, February 5. Due to recent school closings, HC will now be open for 1/2 day on Friday, February 7.

  • HC will have a 90 minute delayed opening on Tuesday, February 4; classes will start at 9:00 AM.

  • HC is closed today, Monday, February 3, due to inclement weather.

  • HC is closed on Wednesday, January 22. Please check "Recent News" on Homepage for revised calendar.

  • Due to the impending snow storm, HC will have an early dismissal today, Tuesday, January 21. Students will be dismissed at 12:00 PM.

  • HC will have a 90 minute delayed opening on Tuesday, January 7; classes will start at 9:00 AM.

  • HC will be closed on Friday, January 3, 2014.

Sending District Closing Information


Below, you will find links to emergency closing information for Hunterdon Central's sending districts.  To view the information, click on the name of the sending district.

Delaware
East Amwell
Flemington-Raritan
Readington