Ventura County School Closures for Friday, Dec. 15

Due to air quality concerns, some Ventura County school districts will be closed on Friday, December 15. This includes school sites and classrooms operated by the Ventura County Office of Education in the Ventura, Oxnard and Ojai areas (see the full list below). This chart reflects the latest information we have received from the districts. It will be updated regularly at as we receive new information.

Detailed Closure Information about VCOE-operated Schools

Due to air quality concerns, the following VCOE-operated school sites and classrooms will remain CLOSED on Friday, December 15: Boswell School, Penfield School, Ojai TEAMS, Dwire School, James Foster School, and the VCOE-operated special education classrooms at Ventura High School, Balboa Middle School, Emily Ritchen School, Williams School and Sunkist School.

All other VCOE-operated schools and classrooms will be OPEN Friday. This includes Gateway and Providence Schools, Triton Academy, ACCESS, Phoenix School sites, Dean Triggs School as well as the VCOE special education classrooms in Camarillo, Moorpark and Thousand Oaks.

The health and safety of our students is our top priority. We are continually monitoring air quality and will be providing masks and limiting outdoor activity as conditions warrant. We will send out another notification if conditions change, resulting in additional closures.

You can also find the latest updates online at


About the Ventura County Office of Education

The Ventura County Office of Education provides a broad array of fiscal, training and technology support services to local school districts, helping to maintain and improve lifelong educational opportunities for children, educators and community members. VCOE also operates schools that serve students with severe disabilities and behavioral issues, provides career education courses, and coordinates countywide academic competitions including Mock Trial and the Ventura County Science Fair. Learn more at:

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