School Closure Update from Sonoma County Office of Education 10/17/17

Oct 17, 2017

  UPDATED 4:37 PM 10/17/17

The following districts have updated their plans. The changes are reflected in the list below.  

·  Mark West and Piner-Olivet school districts will be closed until Oct. 30 for fire mitigation. For each of these districts, schools were located in the fire's "burn zone." This means the districts must mitigate the fire-related soot and ash and have the facilities re-certified as habitable spaces before they can re-occupy school sites. District officials for Mark West report that they have contracted with a recovery management firm, which has estimated it will take a team of 50 employees up to a week and a half to complete the work. Piner-Olivet faces a similar mitigation process. 

·  Oak Grove now plans to re-open Monday, Oct. 23. 

·  The Sonoma County Office of Education's Alternative Education program plans to open its Headwaters Academy Thursday, Oct. 19 and Amarosa Academy Monday, Oct. 23.   

The Following Districts Will be Closed All Week, Oct. 16-20  

Bennett Valley
Mark West - opening Oct. 30
Piner Olivet Union - opening Oct. 30
Rincon Valley
Santa Rosa City Schools
Sonoma Valley 

The Following Districts Plan to Open Wednesday, Oct. 18  

Alexander Valley

The Following Districts Plan to Open Monday, Oct. 23  

Oak Grove will open Monday, Oct. 23  


SCOE's Alternative Education classes at Amarosa Academy will open Thursday, Oct. 19 and Headwaters Academy will open Monday, Oct. 23.