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Inclement Weather

What you need to know
if our college needs to be closed for any reason.

General Policy

When inclement weather prevails (ice, snow, or natural disaster) or other hazardous conditions exist, the President or his designee will determine whether the college will be closed and/or what activities of the college will be canceled or postponed. The President’s designee is the Vice President of College Advancement. Announcements about the closing and re‐opening of the college, cancellations or postponements of classes and other activities, and whether college personnel should report to work will be made over radio and television stations, Spartan Alert System (SAS) and social media outlets. The Director of Marketing and Public Information will make contact with the radio and television stations and update the website. The Coordinator of Campus Safety and Security will maintain the SAS. Activities of the college will proceed as scheduled unless specifically announced otherwise. The college will reschedule classes canceled because of inclement weather as necessary, according to the guidelines below.

The college may require work‐time missed by employees when the college is closed because of inclement weather to be made up on an as needed basis. Appropriate leave time must be taken by employees who do not report for work when the college is officially open.


Curriculum Missed or Canceled Classes

Scheduled curriculum classes which are missed or not held for any reason, including inclement weather, are to be made up by giving an alternative assignment(s). These assignments are to be documented and on file in the appropriate Department Head’s office area. If missed time for classes taught by salaried or permanent instructors is not made up as described above, student membership hours must be adjusted accordingly. Missed or canceled classes taught by part‐time or adjunct instructors must be rescheduled or the instruction made up with the documented alternative assignment. When the missed or canceled classes exceed five in number, then the class(es) in excess of five must be rescheduled. Part‐time instructors are compensated by a lump sum for the courses taught.

Continuing Education Missed or Canceled Classes
Missed or canceled classes will be made up (rescheduled) to the extent possible and the instructional contract modified to reflect a change in class ending date if required. In the event that it is not possible or practical to reschedule the missed or canceled class(es), the instructor’s contract will be modified to reflect the reduced hours. Additionally, instructor compensation will be adjusted and student hours reported under that contract will also be adjusted to reflect the reduced hours resulting from the missed or canceled class(es).

News Media

Students should refer to the news media listed below for information
concerning the cancellation of school:

• 93.7 FM/1180 AM The Dude Radio Station, Topsail Beach
• 98.7 FM/1150 AM WPTF Radio Station, Goldsboro
• 98.3 FM/106.3 AM The Penguin, Carolina Beach
• 99.1 FM/1490 AM WZFX Radio Station, Fayetteville (FOXY 99)
• 95.7 FM WKML Radio Station, Fayetteville
• 96.5 FM WFLB Radio Station, Laurinburg
• 94.3 FM WAZZ‐Fayetteville
• 91.5 FM WUNC Chapel Hill (NC Public Radio)
• 100.5 FM/710 AM Surge Radio, Wallace
• 107.7 FM WUKS Radio Station, Fayetteville
• 107.9 FM WNCT Radio Station, Greenville
• WWAY Channel 3 Wilmington Television Station
• WRAL Channel 5 Raleigh Television Station
• WECT Channel 6 Wilmington Television Station
• WITN Channel 7 Greenville Television Station
• WNCT Channel 9 Greenville Television Station
• WCTI Channel 12 New Bern Television Station


Social Media

Closings will also be posted on the college’s social media pages:

Career and College Promise classes scheduled at local high schools will operate according to the inclement weather schedule of the public schools.


Lt. Richard Whitman
Director of Public Safety
Phone:  910.275.6175
Email:  rwhitman@jamessprunt.edu

Cheryl Hemric
Director of Marketing and Public Information
Phone:  910.275.6170

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