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School Closings and Delays

The many problems involved in attempting to maintain a scheduled school calendar during periods of severe inclement weather require a decision-making process in which the welfare of the children in getting to and from school is of greatest importance.

This year, each of the four-member schools in the Vo-Tech will make the decision to close or delay schools at the local level.

A decision to close or delay will usually be made by 5:30 A.M. of the day involved, or by 10:30 P.M. in those extreme cases of a severe or prolonged snowstorm. School personnel will be notified as soon thereafter as possible. Every effort will be made to have the announcement over public media and school media by 6:00 A.M. or 11:00 P.M. If closing is required during the day, it will be announced over WPXZ and Channel 18. We will generally notify the following stations that will usually carry the announcement:

Punxsy's School TV Cable Channel 18

PASD Website: www.punxsy.k12.pa.us 

WPXZ radio: 104.1 FM (Punxsutawney)

WMKX radio: 105.5 FM (Brookville)
WOWQ radio: 102.1 FM (DuBois)
WQYX  radio: 93.1 FM (Clearfield)
WDSN radio: 106.5 FM (DuBois)
WFGY radio: 98.1 FM (Altoona)
WTAJ: Ch. 10 (Altoona)
WJAC: Ch. 6 (Johnstown)
WTAE: Ch. 4 (Pittsburgh)
WPSU: Ch. 3 (Penn State)

If time permits, we may also notify other local radio stations.

The absence of any announcement will mean that school will be in session as usual.

Parents are requested to refrain from calling school administrators or office personnel about the possibility of school closing.


The Punxsutawney Area School District also uses SchoolMessenger to send out information about school delays and closings via text message.  To register to receive these messages or for more information, click HERE