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Need for County Office Policy

Weather may cause a county extension office to close during regular office hours, fail to open at regular time, or cancel on short notice extension programs. The ISU campus rarely closes, but does have a policy regarding inclement weather.

Weather conditions that affect Ames do not necessarily affect other parts of the region or state. Therefore, the extension council is encouraged to establish a county policy for closing the extension office due to bad weather. The policy should consider the conditions necessary to close, who makes the decision to close, the appropriate measures for compensating wage/hour staff, and the method of public notification for closing and cancellation.