Conway Public Schools has 11 multi-purpose storm shelters or "safe rooms" located throughout our school district.
They can be found at the following elementary and middle schools:
Carolyn Lewis Elementary School- 1805 Old Military Road Ellen Smith Elementary School- 1601 South Donaghey Florence Mattison Elementary School- 2001 Florence Mattison Ida Burns Elementary School- 1201 Donaghey Jim Stone Elementary School- 4255 College Avenue Julia Lee Moore Elementary School- 1301 Country Club Road Marguerite Vann Elementary School- 2845 Carl Stuart Road Theodore Jones Elementary School- 1800 Freyaldenhoven Lane Woodrow Cummins Elementary School- 1440 Padgett Road
The storm shelters, which are located throughout the city, are available for use by the public during non-school hours. School hours are from 7:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday during the school year.
The shelters are wired in with the City of Conway’s Severe Weather alert system, so when the sirens go off for a Tornado Warning, the doors open automatically for community members to go inside. During storm season, the doors will be checked weekly to make sure the automatic openers are working properly. Rules are posted at each site. The doors will automatically close when the warning expires.
Community members who plan to use the shelters in the event of severe weather should visit the shelter during non-school hours and a non-weather event to locate parking, entrances, etc. to formulate the best plan should severe weather indeed necessitate using the shelter in an emergency situation.