According to PCBOE policy 1.8011, the Board authorizes the director of schools to close schools in the event of hazardous weather or any other emergency which presents a threat to the safety of students, staff members or school property.


As soon as the decision to close schools is made, the director of schools will notify the public media and request that an announcement be made.


If school is not in session or is dismissed early due to snow or inclement weather, the decision to postpone or cancel all scheduled activities in which students are involved will be at the discretion of the director of schools and principal.

In order to keep parents informed, we use the SchoolMessenger application to send out automated calls in the event of school closings, delays, or early dismissals. If you are not currently receiving SchoolMessenger calls and would like to be added to the system, please fill out this request form.

Announcements for school closings, delays, and/or early dismissals will also be posted on our district Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PolkTNSchools/

and Twitter feed @PolkTNSchools.

School Messenger Automated Calling System

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Pinterest Social Icon

© Copyright Polk County Schools

Contact Us

District Office : 423-299-0471

Fax: 423-338-2691


131 Stephens St.

PO Box 665

Benton, Tennessee 37307