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Late Start Plan


Utilized for inclement weather or emergencies only.


  • A late start in the Holden R-III School District will be announced as early as possible and communicated to parents in the same manner as a school cancellation.


  • The Holden R-III School District respects the rights of parents to make decisions regarding the attendance, or late arrival, of their children on a late start day.


  • Bus transportation pick-up times for students and families will occur two hours later than normal. Buses will make every effort to be punctual, although traffic and road conditions may increase travel times.


  • All schools will open doors for students’ arrival at 9:45 a.m.

  • All schools will begin at 10:00 a.m. and proceed on an altered class schedule.

  • School dismissal times and afternoon bus transportation will remain on the regular schedule.


  • School breakfast will not be served on a late start day.

  • Lunch shifts in all buildings will occur at the same time as a normal school day.

  • The afternoon meal will be served as normal.


  • The Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) morning session will be canceled. Afternoon ECSE class will resume on a normal schedule.

  • Warrensburg Area Career Center and Summit Tech students will attend class as normal unless the Warrensburg or Lee’s Summit school districts are canceled or delayed.

  • The Day Plus and Eagles Nest Programs will operate on a normal schedule.


  • Activities or field trips that were to occur or have departure times after 10:00 a.m. will occur as normal.

  • Activities or field trips that were to occur or have departure times prior to 10:00 a.m. will be canceled or rescheduled.