Snowstorm Traps Teachers On Spring Break — Everyone Wins

According to a Colorado school district's website, "as many as 50 percent of staff have been unable to get flights home."
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Snowstorm Traps Teachers On Spring Break — Everyone Wins

A school district in Colorado is having a hard time getting its staff to come to work. Not because they're mad about conditions or budget cuts, but because they're trapped on spring break.

According to the Summit School District's website, "as many as 50 percent of staff have been unable to get flights home." As a result, the district closed schools Monday.

A late-season snowstorm dumped anywhere from 5 inches to 3 feet of snow across the state, causing major transportation issues. 

Newsy's partners at KMGH report more than 800 flights were canceled at Denver International Airport over the weekend.

April snowstorms aren't too uncommon in the Denver area. The National Weather Service reports the monthly average snowfall is nearly 9 inches. 

A spring break followed by a snow day? Probably a bit more uncommon. But we're guessing these students and teachers don't mind.

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