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Emergency Closure Procedures

The Miller Child Development Laboratory School (MCDLS) on the campus of Purdue University recognizes the important service they provide to Purdue students, staff, and faculty. The center will make every effort to remain open during adverse weather. The following criteria will be used in deciding to close the child care center in case of emergency. The center will be closed if:

1. The Purdue University West Lafayette campus is closed.
2. A weather emergency is in effect for Tippecanoe County.
3. If Purdue University or the local public health authority recommends schools or child care centers close in     response to an infectious disease outbreak or pandemic.

MCDLS may also close due to unforeseen circumstances. The Director, in consultation with the Department Head, will decide when it is in the best interest of the children to close the center. The center staff would remain until all children were picked up. Staff would be released as attendance numbers allow.

If an emergency closing of the center is necessitated by a problem with the physical facilities, weather, or any unforeseen circumstances, parents and legal guardians would be notified individually by telephone during the day or by the local radio and television stations. These include, but are not limited to, WASK-AM (1450), WAZY (96.5), WBAA (920), or WLFI – TV Channel 18.