When And How Some School Districts Decide To Close Or Delay

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Many of you are asking what time a school district decides to close or delay. We made calls to some local school districts and asked them how they reach their decision.

District 2: The superintendent gets in contact with the transportation person to talk about the road conditions. D-2 also works with D-3 and D-8. They work together to try to make a decision. All three districts say they're concerned about the wind chill and cold factor. D-3 will reevaluate later and make a call around 3 or 4 in the morning.

District 38: They look at the forecast, then get up around 2 in the morning to make the decision. They have people drive around, compare notes with D-49 and D-20.

District 11: They will make the call whether or not to close school sometime between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. The district says to keep monitoring Facebook/Twitter/D-11 app.

District 20: District likely makes the decision in the morning and will usually make it by 4:30 a.m.

District 49: They won’t make decision until about 4:30 a.m. They are monitoring the forecast.

RE-2 Woodland Park: They watch the forecast and check the temperature. The superintendent drives the roads and talks with CDOT. The super makes a decision by 5 a.m. Cold is also a factor and -10 is the threshold.

Districts 14, 60 and 70 did not return our calls.

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