Stockton Unified School District officials announced all classes at SUSD schools are cancelled on Monday due to expected extreme weather conditions.
In a statement released Sunday, interim Superintendent Dr. Traci E. Miller said the district considered many factors before ordering the closure.
“This is a decision we do not take lightly. I personally listened to the Governor’s Press Conference which emphasized stay safe, stay dry and stay home,” Miller said. “At this time we are experiencing power loss. Our district office critical infrastructure is compromised without power. We need to be able respond timely, safely and effectively to an emergency within the district. The safety of our students and SUSD community is a priority.”
SUSD is San Joaquin County’s largest school district, with more than 35,000 students. Melinda Meza, SUSD’s director of communications, said the district “will continue to work closely with Office of Emergency Services and state officials to keep the SUSD families and community updated.”
Updates can be found at the SUSD website.
Weather forecasts for Monday indicate the area will be hit with another atmospheric river which promises heavy rain and wind gusts which could top 60 mph.