The Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) works closely with local public schools and the Sonoma County Emergency Operations Center in the event of disasters that cause school closures. However, SCOE cannot determine whether a school district should close. Each school district independently decides whether to close, based on local conditions. SCOE receives official closure reports from superintendents only. SCOE then reports closure information to the media and posts closures on this web page. Information is posted and updated here as it is announced.
School Closure Announcements
As of 8:15 am, the following schools will be closed Thursday, Jan. 17 due to power outages related to the storm:
- Horicon School District
- El Molino High School in Forestville. All other West Sonoma County Union High School District schools will be open .
School Closure Guidelines
CDE: ADA Credit during Periods of Emergency
PG&E Power Outage Center
National Weather ServiceSonoma County Water, Flood Forecast & Emergency Information
Talking with Children about Natural Disasters
Wise Winter Warnings for Schools, from RESIG (pdf)