• Media Requests:

    One of our goals is to work with news media to share information about our district. The Freeport School District requests that all media inquires begin with the Communications Department. Call 815-801-0109 or email jesse.johnson@fsd145.org.

    News Releases & Monthly ENewsletters:

    Visit the district news section of this website to view recent press releases and our monthly enewsletter.

    Social Media:

    FSD shares information and updates on its official Facebook and Twitter accounts. We will also soon have a district app that can be downloaded on most mobile devices.

    School Closings:

    Below are the main ways that you can get news about weather-related school closures when they occur:

    • an automated phone call will be sent to parents/guardians and staff. Make sure your school's main office has your most recent contact information on file.
    • check local media for closing announcements: TV - 13WREX, 23WIFR, 17WTVO/FOX39; Radio - WFRL AM 1570, WFPS FM 92.1, WEKZ FM 93.7, WQLF FM 102.1
    • watch for social media posts on the FSD145 Facebook and Twitter pages
    • check the 'Announcements' section here on our website homepage at www.fsd145.org
     
    Process: The decision to close schools during extreme weather is made as early as possible, often very early in the morning. The decision is based on the best weather information available and how that weather will affect students, staff, and parents during travel times. Canceling school because of inclement weather is the Superintendent's decision, and he communicates with his leadership team to make the best decision for our students. Factors considered include road conditions, air temperatures of negative 20 or lower, and wind chills of negative 20 to negative 30.