Fires Force Closure of 265 L.A. Unified Schools

The L.A.U.S.D. says all L.A. Unified schools in the San Fernando Valley as well as another 17 schools on the city's Westside will be closed for the remainder of the week. Charter schools as well as adult schools are also expected to close. 

The decision closes at least 265 schools in the district, which have been affected by wildfires burning around Los Angeles. Officials say they made the decision because of the "expected high winds and the ongoing fires in our area, and the air quality."

The L.A.U.S.D. posted a list on its website detailing exactly which schools have been closed. Students and staff at affected schools should not go to school Thursday or Friday the website stated.  

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School district will also keep all sixteen of its schools closed on Thursday.

District officials urge parents and guardians to check with their student's school if they're unsure if their schools are closed. 

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