Inclement Weather Schedule

The College will close when weather conditions are such that travel is hazardous or an emergency or other situation occurs that would severely disrupt College operations or pose a threat to employees, students, and/or visitors.

  1. The President shall determine the classifications of days as hazardous, marginal or late opening.
  2. Announcements concerning the A-B Tech operating schedule will be made as soon as possible and announced via multiple methods, including the following:
    • Text alerts (for which all students and employees may register through WebAdvisor under Update Contact Information),
    • Employee and student email, the College website (www.abtech.edu),
    • The College’s main telephone number (828-398-7900),
    • The College’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, and
    • Through local radio and TV stations announcements.
    If it appears that the inclement weather conditions will be cleared before the day is over or the emergency/other situation has been addressed, a late opening will be announced as soon as possible. Students should attend classes according to the announcement.
  3. For classes at A-B Tech Madison, A-B Tech Woodfin, and A-B Tech South, the Director of each campus will make a weather-related announcement as soon as possible regarding closing via direct communication, the local campus telephone message or the campus Facebook page. If it appears that the inclement weather conditions will be cleared before the day is over or the emergency situation has been addressed, a late opening will be announced as soon as possible. Students should attend classes as scheduled.
  4. If conditions become worse after an initial decision for delayed opening is made, an additional announcement closing the College for the day and/or evening will be made as soon as possible.
  5. Closing or delaying the College for the day does not automatically close it for the evening. Decisions will be made concerning evening programs and services in the afternoon and announced by 2 p.m. whenever possible. Faculty, staff, and students should continue to check for these announcements.
  6. When weather conditions or emergency situations dictate early dismissal of day or evening classes, the announcement will be made by all means possible.
  7. Curriculum and Continuing Education class work and sessions may be made up by rescheduling the class, extra assignments, individual conferences, extended class sessions, on-line assignments, or other alternatives as determined by the applicable senior administrator.
  8. Important reminder: In the event of inclement weather or other emergency situations, commuters (particularly those from outlying or remote areas) should exercise personal judgment concerning road or other conditions, regardless of College announcements. The College values the safety of our students, faculty and staff and does not expect anyone to take unnecessary risk while attempting to report to work or class.