School buses will stop under Status Red weather warning says Department of Education

School closure decision up to local management

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School buses will stop under Status Red weather warning says Department of Education

School buses will stop under Status Red weather warning says Department of Education

Schools will make decisions on whether they need to close during this week's winter storm but school transport services will not operate if there is a level red weather warning.

A Department of Education representative issued the advice at a the National Emergency Co-ordination Group press conference in Dublin.

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A Department of Education representative said a protocol is in place in the event of severe whether conditions. He said each school will make a decision on whether or not to close based on 'local conditions'.

He said such decisions would not be made based on whether a school is located in a county that is under a severe weather warning. However, he said under a Status Red bus transport would not operate.

"We are going to issue advisories to all schools which say that if a Status Red is issued then obviously school transport is gone then they will make their decisions based on that," he said.