School Cancellation/Delayed Start Policy


The following procedures will be followed in cases when the school is to be closed for the entire day or delayed start: 
1. All school employees and students will be notified by a School Msg. system call about closing.

2. KBVC radio station (104.1 FM) in Salida, KKTV - Channel 11 and KRDO TV stations in Colorado Springs, as well as the Custer County Schools and Custer County Community Facebook sites will be updated about any school closings. 
The following procedures will be followed in cases when the school is to be dismissed earlier than at the regular time: 
1. All bus drivers will be contacted and told of the dismissal time.

2. The Custer County Road Department will be notified about the early dismissal.

3. All parents who meet the bus at a stop other than their home will be contacted. 
No child will be left at a stop if his/her parent is not there to meet the bus but will be brought back to town and left under the supervision of the school. 
In case of severe weather or other circumstances, it may be necessary to delay the start of the school day or cancel it altogether. In these cases, staff and families will be notified by phone with as much warning as possible. It is extremely important that the school has your updated contact information for this purpose. Delayed starts will be 120 minutes after the normal start of school (10:00 am), and breakfast will not be served.

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709 Main Street, P.O. Box 730, Westcliffe, CO 81252, School Office - (719) 783-2291, Fax - (719) 783-4944

Background photo courtesy of 2015 Custer County graduate Brittanee Bohannan


In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, Custer County School District does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees and members of the public. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officer for the district:  Principal, Joe Vergilio, 709 Main Street, Westcliffe, CO 81252, (719) 783-4921.


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