NEW HARTFORD, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) — Several area school districts will be carrying out a “go home” drill next week, according to the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES.

The drill — to be held on Tuesday, November 21 — will fulfill the requirements of state regulations. The drill also must be done once per year and is designed to practice procedures for all schools involved in the event of inclement weather or a similar emergency.

The following schools will be participating in the drill:

  • Clinton
  • Holland Patent
  • New Hartford
  • New York Mills
  • Utica Notre Dame
  • Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES
  • Oriskany
  • Remsen
  • Sauquoit Valley
  • Utica City School District
  • Waterville
  • Westmoreland
  • Whitesboro

Parents should expect that their students will be dismissed 15 minutes before their normal dismissal time. However, each individual school will notify parents, students and staff as to the specifics of plans.

For more information regarding the go-home drill, you are asked to contact your participating school district’s central administrative office.