Several Sonoma County schools closed until next week

- By Bay City News Service

The Sonoma County Office of Education announced today that several school districts will remain closed through the week because of the fires, road closures or unhealthy air.

Bellevue, Bennett Valley, Geyserville, Kenwood, Piner Olivet Union, Rincon Valley, Roseland, Santa Rosa City Schools and Sonoma Valley school districts are all included in the closure.

The Mark West Union School District, which is located in the Larkfield burn zone, will be closed through Oct. 30 for cleanup. The District has contracted with Service Master Recovery Management, which estimates the
fire mitigation effort will require 50 employees and take about 10 days to complete.

The Alexander Valley Union Elementary School District and Wright Elementary School District in Santa Rosa plan to reopen Wednesday. The Windsor Unified School District and Cloverdale Unified School District
tentatively plan to reopen Wednesday.

The Oak Grove Union School District that serves west Santa Rosa and east Sebastopol tentatively plans to reopen schools Monday, Oct. 23.

In addition, Santa Rosa Junior College announced that it would be closed for the rest of the week, with classes and activities resuming this Monday.

All Marin County Public, private, independent and parochial schools including Marin Community College, were open as of Monday.

The Solano County Office of Education said all schools that were closed due to the Atlas fire reopened Monday.

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