The emergency public address system will be used to notify everyone who is in the College at that moment. Public media outlets, the emergency phone notification system, and email will be used to notify those who may be at home or enroute.
Sign Up for Free Emergency Alerts
- Log on to eConnect
- Under “My Personal Information,” click on “DCCCD Emergency Alerts” (it’s the second link). You’ll be taken to an eConnect page that will allow you to access the Web site of SkyTel, DCCCD’s alert-system vendor.
- Enter a valid e-mail address and your name; then check the box to agree with Terms & Conditions.
- A temporary password will be sent to the e-mail address you provided. Sign in with the temporary password. Then you can change the password to something you will remember.
- Click “Create a New Address” to choose text messaging, another e-mail address or a phone number for a recorded voice message.
- Under “Available Emergency Broadcast Services,” uncheck any colleges or offices that you do not want to receive alerts from.
- Click “Save Selection.” Log off — you’re done!
is free, but standard text message charges from your cell phone provider will apply.
Dallas Co. Community College District
The following procedure shall govern work attendance and the closing of District colleges and offices due to inclement weather.
The Chancellor or designee shall be the authority for the closing of District offices due to inclement weather. The college presidents shall have the authority to close college facilities under their supervision, or to suspend student related activities when, in their judgment, inclement weather conditions make such action advisable in the interest of public safety. The college presidents shall coordinate such action by conference call, and the designated coordinating president shall notify the Vice Chancellor of Educational Affairs of any such action. Suspension of student related activities means cessation of classes, registration, graduation or other similar activities. Closed means total cessation of all work activities.
NOTICE TO NEWS MEDIA
The college presidents shall establish a mutually acceptable plan for notifying appropriate news media concerning any changes to the normal college schedule.
If a suspension of student related activities occurs at a college, employees designated at the beginning of the academic year by the College President shall report for work. If weather conditions render unsafe any reasonable attempt to report by any of the designated employees, the employee unable to report shall, as soon as practicable, advise the immediate supervisor.
If a suspension of student related activities occurs at a campus adjacent to the District Office or District Service Center, employees at the respective locations designated at the beginning of the academic year by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor of Business Affairs shall report for work. If weather conditions render unsafe any reasonable attempt to report by any of the designated employees, the employee unable to report shall, as soon as practicable, advise the immediate supervisor. If a location is closed, only physical plant and security personnel designated by the chief executive officer at the location shall report for work.
In the event of closing or suspension of student related activities: 1.Reporting of absences is not required for employees who are not designated to report to work; and
2.Approved leave will not be charged to employees who have taken such leave and who are not designated to report to work. In the event of closing or suspension of student related activities, absences of employees who are designated to report for work shall be duly reported and justified through channels to the chief administrative officer of the location. If approved, the absence shall be deemed excused for which no leave of any type shall be charged against the employee. An employee is expected to report to work when the college or District offices are open; otherwise the employee will be charged leave without pay unless leave has been approved as provided in this manual.
In the event of closing or suspension of student related activities, personnel required to report for work shall receive compensatory time at a later date, approved by such employees' immediate supervisor.
MAKE UP SESSIONS
The Vice Chancellor of Educational Affairs shall establish procedures for the make up of class sessions and student related activities cancelled due to inclement weather.
STUDENT AND EMPLOYEE
RESPONSIBILITY AND DUTY
Notwithstanding the provisions in this regulation, students and employees (whether designated to report to work or not) are ultimately responsible for their own safety and have the duty to determine whether weather conditions will prevent them from being present at a campus or work location. Such responsibility and duty is not assumed by the District, its officers or employees, by virtue of any action or inaction under the provisions herein.
DATE ISSUED: 07/07/1994