Policy EBCA School Closings and Cancellations

File: EBCE

School Closings and Cancellations

The superintendent is empowered to close the schools or to dismiss them early in event of hazardous weather or other emergencies which threaten the safety, health or welfare of students or staff members. It is understood that the superintendent will take such action only after consultation with appropriate authorities. The Board shall ratify the closing at its next regular meeting.

Parents, students and staff members shall be informed early in each school year as to how they shall be notified in event of emergency closings or early dismissals.

All staff members, except for teachers and personnel who work only on teacher work days or on student days, unless otherwise notified shall be required to report to work as soon as possible on emergency days.

Adopted: 1978

Revised: September 10, 1985

Revised: December 14, 1993

Revised: August 9, 2005

Revised: September 23, 2014

LEGAL REFS.: C.R.S. 22-1-112 (school year and national holidays)

C.R.S. 22-32-109 (1)(n) (Boards duty to determine number of instructional/ contact hours/days)

C.R.S. 22-33-101 et seq. (school attendance law)

1 CCR 301-39, Rules 2254-R-2.06 (Board may reduce teacher-pupil instructional/contact time; closings deemed by Board necessary for health, safety or welfare of pupils)

CROSS REFS.: IC/ICA, School Year/School Calendar/Instruction Time

JLIB, Student Dismissal Precautions

Huerfano School District Re-1, Walsenburg, Colorado