What factors contribute to District 49 calling a delay versus a closure?

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The most important factor is our observation or reasonable forecast of dangerous driving conditions.

The district is focused on ensuring students receive as much in-classroom opportunity as possible. Prior to delaying or canceling a day of educational services, the transportation team considers many factors and consults with many resources. The team works to make the best judgment call for our part of El Paso County. Two-hour delays are helpful when there's a foreseeable change, such as rapidly warming conditions. When a two-hour delay is deemed most appropriate, everything is postponed two hours, unless parents are specifically notified about an activity by their school. As always, parents are asked to keep in contact with their school's administration for updates on programs, such as the rescheduling of activities.