According to information from the German Weather Service (DWD), severe storm and hurricane gusts can be expected throughout North Rhine-Westphalia in the night from Sunday (February 09.02.2020th, 10.02.2020) to Monday (February XNUMXth, XNUMX), which should continue throughout Monday.
According to the district of Borken, the NRW School Ministry has issued the following rules of conduct to the heads of schools in NRW today:
1) Parents decide whether the way to school is reasonable and safe for their children. In extreme weather conditions, parents can choose not to send their child to school. In this case, the parents must inform the school immediately.
2) As the headmistress, you can - after consulting with the school authority - decide not to allow the lessons to take place or to end early so that there is no danger to the pupils.
a) In the event that lessons are canceled in the morning, you must ensure that the students who arrive or are already present are looked after until they can safely return home and be looked after again at home.
b) If the class ends prematurely, you must also ensure that the students who are still present will be looked after until they can safely return home and be looked after again at home.
3) You must make your decision known to the pupils and their parents using the communication channels you have agreed on.
4) If the storm creates an immediate danger in the school building (e.g. due to falling trees, severe damage to the building), the school authority decides on any school closure.
In the Borken district, the further weather development is also observed at the weekend, so that, if necessary, we can react as quickly as possible in a suitable manner.