Dear DPS Community,
I would like to apologize for our late notice in closing schools this morning. We know how important these decisions are and we take them very seriously. The most important factor is the well-being of our students and their families. Whenever possible, DPS tries to keep schools open to serve our students and families.
This morning's road conditions, however, proved significantly worse than predicted, with a significantly higher degree of ice and snowpack, and we did not believe that the roads were in a safe enough condition for our buses to run safely or for parents to drive their kids safely. In addition, predictions for this afternoon's weather, with higher snowfall now predicted, present similar concerns for the trip how from school.
We strive whenever possible to make these calls the night before in order to give families more time to plan. We did believe last night that we could safely keep our schools open, and that is why we did not make the call to close last night. Again, I apologize for the late notice.
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