ALERT: City of Colorado Springs, some schools canceling afternoon bus services

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COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs Academy District 20 canceled its afternoon bus services Wednesday due to high winds and unsafe travel conditions. The district is asking parents/guardians of bused students to arrange a way for them to get home. The school will supervise students until they are picked up.

Air Academy High School and Douglass Valley Elementary (both located on the Air Force Academy) because of power outages caused by the storms.

The City of Colorado Springs has suspended all fixed route bus service until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15 or until conditions improve.

District 49 has canceled afternoon bus services as well.

For D11 schools, power will not be restored many central D11 areas until Thursday, Dec. 16.

Because of this, the following D11 schools will be closed and will not have remote learning:

Audubon Elementary School
Steele Elementary School
Taylor Elementary School
North Middle School
Tesla EOS
Monroe Elementary School
Jackson Elementary School
Buena Vista Elementary School
Howbert Elementary School

The below lists the schools (besides those listed above) that elected to either close or operate remotely in light of Wednesday’s severe weather.

  • Fowler Sch. Dist. R4J: Closed but operating remotely (Effective Wednesday, Dec. 15)
  • Miami-Yoder Sch. Dist. JT-60: Closed. (Effective tomorrow – Wed Dec 15th)
  • Hanover 28: Closed. Due to the high wind warning.
  • Edison 54JT: Closed. Due to the high wind warning. (Effective tomorrow – Wed Dec 15th)
  • Las Animas Sch. Dist.: Las Animas School District RE1 has canceled all classes on Wednesday due to extreme high wind advisories
  • Huerfano Re-1: Closed More Info Here (Effective tomorrow – Wed Dec 15th)
  • La Veta Sch. Dist. RE-2: Closed
  • Pueblo Dist. 70: Pleasant View Middle School closed for remainder of today due to ongoing power outage. Buses will transport students home at 9 a.m. or parents can pick up at school.
  • Colorado State Univ. – Pueblo: Closed. due to high winds and safety concerns. 

This article will be updated with further school updates.

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