When you get up in the morning and you can’t see the road for all the blowing snow, you might start asking yourself. “What am I going to do about sending the children to school?” Listed below are the procedures the school district will follow when (and if) bad weather occurs.

The Colton School District will call each student and employee through an automated dialing system.  A digital recording will announce all closures or late start days.  This system will also call local and regional TV and radio stations for publication.  Please see the list of stations that will receive the notification.


Spokane Television Stations

Station Channel
KHQ News TV Channel 6
KREM 2 News Channel 2

Local Radio Stations

Station Signal AM Frequency FM Frequency Location
KQQQ/KHTR AM/FM 1150 104.3 Pullman
KRPL/KZFN AM/FM 1400 106.1 Moscow
KRLC/KMOK AM/FM 1350 106.9 Lewiston
KOZE AM/FM 950 96.5 Lewiston
KCLX AM 1450 N/A Colfax
KWSU AM 1250 N/A Pullman
KZZL FM N/A 99.5 Colfax

Spokane Radio Stations

Station Signal AM Frequency FM Frequency Location
KAQQ/KISC AM/FM 1280 98.1 Spokane
KJRB/KZBD AM/FM 790 105.7 Spokane
KXLY AM/FM 920 99.1 Spokane
KMBI AM/FM 1330 107.9 Spokane
KGA/KZZU AM/FM 1510 92.9 Spokane
KPBX FM N/A 91.1 Spokane
KIXZ FM N/A 96.1 Spokane
KKZX FM N/A 98.9 Spokane
KYWL FM N/A 103.9 Spokane
KTRW AM 970 N/A Spokane
KEYF AM 1050 N/A Spokane


We will choose one of three options depending on the conditions:

  • We will call off school for the entire day.
  • We will delay the buses and start school late.
  • We will run only emergency bus runs, staying off the side roads to avoid snow and icy conditions. In this case you will be responsible to get your child to the emergency route pickup points before and after school.

Emergency Bus Routes:

  • If emergency bus routes our utilized in the morning they will also be utilized in the afternoon.
  • Information concerning pick-up sites and times for emergency routes can be found under the transportation tab under parent information.


Please call 229-3386 or 229-3385 if you have questions or need any more information.