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High Winds, Power Outages Prompt School Closures Across San Diego County

Smoke rises from the Lilac Fire in the Bonsall-Fallbrook area, Dec. 7, 2017.

Photo by Andrew Bowen

Above: Smoke rises from the Lilac Fire in the Bonsall-Fallbrook area, Dec. 7, 2017.

UPDATE: 12:30 p.m., Dec. 8, 2017

The San Diego County Office of Education will close the North County Regional Education Center at 255 Pico Ave. in San Marcos at 12:30 p.m. Friday.

UPDATE: 10:25 a.m., Dec. 8, 2017

The San Diego County Office of Education is reporting the following school districts will be closed Friday in expectation of high winds and potential power outages.

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–Bella Mente Montessori Academy (charter school)

–Bonsall Unified School District

–Carlsbad Unified School District

–Classical Academy and Classical Academy High School (charter schools)

–Coastal Academy (charter school)

–Epiphany Prep: Escondido campus (charter school)

–Escondido Charter High School (charter school)

–Fallbrook Union Elementary School District

–Fallbrook Union High School District

–Guajome Park Academy (charter school)

–Heritage K-8 Charter (charter school)

–Julian Union Elementary School District

–Julian Union High School District

–Momentum Learning juvenile court and community schools (operated by SDCOE: Youth Day Center, Breaking Cycles North County, Innovations Academy of Empowerment, North County Technology Academy)

–Mountain Empire Unified School District

–North County Academy (SDCOE-operated school)

–North County Trade Tech High School (charter school)

–Oceanside Unified School District

–San Marcos Unified School District

–Scholarship Prep (charter school)

–Spencer Valley School District

–Vista Unified School District

–Warner Unified School District

Colleges:

-Palomar College

–CSU San Marcos

Several of the districts are in the path of the Lilac Fire in northern San Diego County.

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