(KTVU) -- Marin County schools and some Santa Cruz County schools announced Wednesday that several schools will be closed Thursday in advance of a strong weather system expected to move through the region.
According to Marin County schools, the decision to close schools is made by school leaders based on local conditions and information provided by the Office of Emergency Services and in consultation with public safety officials. Schools will be notifying parents/guardians about the closures.
"The decision to close schools is not an easy one to make. The schools that are closing are in areas anticipated to be most severely impacted by the storm and have made the decision in order to keep their students, staff and families as safe as possible," said Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Superintendent of Schools.
Santa Cruz County School Closures
- All San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District schools
- Happy Valley Elementary School
- Bonny Doon Elementary School