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San Francisco Unified School District to Close Thursday, Dec. 11 due to Storm

Press Release

(San Francisco) December 10, 2014 – The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) has announced it will close schools Thursday, December 11, due to the major winter storm hitting the Bay Area late Wednesday evening.

Recent reports from the National Weather Service anticipate that the strongest winds will be in effect between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 11.

"Closing schools is a serious decision," said SFUSD Superintendent Richard A. Carranza. "I did not arrive at this lightly. First and foremost, we don't want to risk having our students injured or seriously delayed travelling to and from school. In addition to student absences, the storm could result in large numbers of staff absences, which could then lead to inadequate supervision of our students. Furthermore, power outages could affect the district's ability to feed students' school meals, among many other operational challenges."

At this time SFUSD plans to reopen schools on Friday, December 12. District officials will be monitoring the storm and school buildings throughout the day Thursday, and will determine whether to close schools on Friday by 5:00 p.m. Thursday.

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