Posted by on October 11, 2017 6:42 pm
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(BayAreaNewsTalk.com) – West Contra Costa Unified School District schools will be closed Thursday because of poor air quality in the area from the North Bay wildfires.

Superintendent Matthew Duffy wrote in a letter to the district community that “the fires to the north continue to affect air quality in our district and it is predicted to worsen on Thursday.”

All athletic events and practices, as well as other after-school activities are also canceled.

Duffy noted that “surrounding districts in Benicia, Vallejo and Vacaville also made the decision today to close schools on Thursday and Friday” and said WCCUSD officials will make a decision on whether to also close schools Friday “as more information is gathered.”

District offices and departments will remain open Thursday.