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Storm prompts school closures: Santa Barbara County's Sheriff says all county schools will close

Kimberly Farmer

Santa Barbara Unified School District, Santa Maria area high schools announced they will be closed Monday due to storm.

The storm hitting the Tri-Counties prompted some school districts to announce their campuses will be closed on Monday, while Santa Barbara County's Sheriff says all county schools will be closed.

The Santa Barbara Unified School District has announced it will be fully closed on Monday due to the storm. District officials say they will announce Monday whether they will reopen Tuesday.

The Santa Maria Joint Union High School District has cancelled all Monday classes and activities at its campuses. It's district office will be closed as well.

District officials say they took the action as a precaution after Santa Barbara County public safety officials said the storm had the potential to cause dangerous flooding.

They say classes will resume on Tuesday.

At a Saturday afternoon press conference, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said all county schools will be closed on Monday.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.