Charter Public School Closures & Resources Related to Wildfires in LA and Ventura Counties

December 8, 2017

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CCSA is closely monitoring the wildfires in Southern California and working with impacted charter public schools, staff, and community members. Below is closure information and resources from local public agencies updated on Friday, December 8, 2017. We will continue to update this post as more information becomes available.

We expect most Los Angeles area schools to reopen on Monday, December 11. For updated information on charter public school closures in LA and Ventura Counties, please reference the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Ventura County Office of Education websites, and/or contact your charter school directly.

For families in Los Angeles, please check as well as contact your charter school directly for information about daytime programs and meals available for students during school closures.

Evacuation centers are open for families and community members at the following locations:

For schools impacted by the wildfires, please note the following resources from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction:

  • Guidance and resources on wildfires from the California Department of Education are available at this webpage.
  • Fire recovery resources for schools are available at this webpage.
  • Per the State Superintendent: Approval of school closures and material decreases in attendance may be requested by submitting two copies of Form J-13A. For more guidance on ADA relief, see the CDE's Management Advisory 90-01 on ADA Credit During Periods of Emergency.

For updates, community members can reference the following public agency resources:

  • Twitter:
    • The Angeles National Forest Supervisor Office: @Angeles_NF or hotline (626) 574-5208
    • Los Angeles Fire Department: @LAFD
    • LA County: @CountyofLA
    • LAUSD: @LASchools
    • LAUSD School Police: @LASchoolPolice
    • LAUSD Board Member Kelly Gonez: @Kelly4LASchools
    • LAUSD Board Member Nick Melvoin: @nickmelvoin
    • Ventura County Fire Department: @VCFD
    • Ventura County Office of Education: @VenturaCOE