Decision-making factors


CCBC’s administration assesses the following factors when determining whether to delay opening or to close the college due to inclement weather or other emergencies. Decisions are made daily, including on weekends. No announcements are made via Web site, weather lines or other media UNLESS there is an actual closing or delay message to be delivered (i.e. unless otherwise announced, the college is open during normal operating hours).

  • Public Safety threat assessment
  • On-campus conditions
  • Driving conditions
  • Weather forecast
  • Anticipated level of student, faculty and staff absenteeism
  • Scheduled campus events and activities (per advance consultation, when possible, with Campus Deans)
  • Baltimore County Public Schools decision*
  • Neighboring commuter colleges and university decisions (i.e. UMBC, Towson University)
  • Maryland State Government decisions
  • Predicted duration of emergency (Example: In case of power outage, immediate closings are not normally warranted. Closings should be based on consultation with Plant Operations and BGE regarding predicted length of outage.)

*Please note: CCBC’s decision is independent of that of Baltimore County Public Schools.
However,when Baltimore County Public Schools close, all CCBC classes offered at BCPS locations are canceled.

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