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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hey, Kids: Bay Area Schools Will Close Due to Epic Storm (Update)

Posted By on Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 1:12 PM

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Update, 2:22 p.m.: San Francisco Unified School District announced this afternoon that indeed, schools will close tomorrow due to rain.

Original story:

After months of protracted summer, followed by months of listless, balmy fall, it's little surprise that Bay Area residents are ill-equipped to handle tomorrow's impending storm of the decade

To prepare, we're shutting things down. Heavyweight hipster eyeware retailer has postponed its opening party in San Francisco.  "Drag Queens on Ice" has scheduled its holiday show in Union Square.

And now, San Francisco and Oakland schools are talking canceling classes. 

That's probably welcome news to Bay Area kids who've never experienced the joy of a winter snow day, but Oakland Unified School District spokesman Troy Flint says they shouldn't get their hopes up just yet.

"It's a possibility," he says, adding that some administrators have discussed the idea, faced with the notion of campus flooding — and whatever unpleasantness ensues. Yet, he adds, with nary a raindrop in sight, it's too early to consider the school closure a fait accompli.

"I really think people are just hoping it might be canceled," he adds.

We're still waiting to hear from a San Francisco Unified School District spokeswoman as to whether it, too, has floated any rain day plans. Flint promises that if local schools do indeed pull the plug, they'll "publicize it well."

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Rachel Swan was a staff writer at SF Weekly from 2013 to 2015. In previous lives she was a music editor, IP hack, and tutor of Cal athletes.


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