Denver, Colorado – Many Colorado school districts will experience a snow day on Tuesday, while others will have a delayed start. This decision was made due to the prediction of dangerously cold temperatures and wind chill. The biggest school districts in the state, including Denver Public Schools, Jeffco Public Schools, Aurora Public Schools, and Cherry Creek School District, will be closed. In addition, the mountain schools in the Boulder Valley School District will also be closed, with other schools in BVSD on a delayed start. Most Northern Colorado districts will also have the day off.
Westminster’s school administrators made the decision to close on Tuesday due to the forecasted cold temperatures and wind chill. They announced the closure early, allowing families time to make child care arrangements. Jeffco Public Schools also made an early closure announcement on Monday afternoon, citing the unprecedented length of sustained low temperatures. Denver Public Schools confirmed their district-wide closure through CBS Colorado in the mid-afternoon on Monday. This decision was made in anticipation of the arctic cold front that is bringing extremely cold temperatures to the Denver metro area and the rest of the state.
The cold front is expected to linger until Tuesday and more snow continued falling on Monday. As a result, the full list of school closures can be found online. This closure decision was made for the safety of the students and staff in the face of the extreme weather conditions.
As the state prepares for the snow day and delayed starts, families are urged to take necessary precautions to stay safe and warm during this period of extreme cold. The closure of these major school districts will allow for time to assess the facilities and ensure they are safe to reopen when the weather conditions improve.