UPDATE: The CEA says the protest has been canceled due to concerns about the coronavirus. It is currently unknown whether districts will have classes that day.
DENVER (KDVR) — Several large school districts in the Denver metro area will be closed on March 19 because they are expecting a large number of teacher absences.
The Colorado Education Association (CEA) is promoting the “Educator Day of Action” to take place on March 19. Educators plan to rally at the Colorado state Capitol on a number of issues, including inadequate funding for school districts.
The following districts have canceled classes on March 19:
- Denver Public Schools
- Jeffco Public Schools
- Littleton Public Schools
- Adams 12 Five Star Schools
- 27J Schools
DPS said charter school classes may be still in session, and the district encourages parents to check with their specific charter schools.
DPS also stated that Discovery Link programs will be open to current Discovery Link and Enrichment families at all 44 sites across the district on March 19, and DPS will not charge families camp fees for this day.
DPS says as long as Denver does not encounter more snow days, schools will not have to make up the day by the end of the year.
DPS parents with questions can contact the Family and Community Helpline at 720-423-3054 or email FACE@dpsk12.org.