Ventura County School Closures for Wednesday, Dec. 20

Some VCOE-operated school sites and school districts within Ventura County will be closed on Wednesday, December 20 as a result of impacts from the Thomas fire. Detailed closure information is below. The following chart reflects the latest information we have received from the districts and will be updated regularly at



VCOE-operated Schools and Classrooms

All VCOE-operated schools and classrooms located in the Ventura Unified and Ojai Unified School Districts will continue to be CLOSED the entire week of Monday, December 18 through Friday, December 22. This includes: Boswell School, Penfield School, Ojai TEAMS and the VCOE special education classrooms at Ventura High School and Balboa Middle School.

All other VCOE sites and classrooms will be OPEN on Wednesday, December 20. This includes: the Career Education Center locations in Camarillo and Moorpark, Gateway Community School, Providence School, Triton Academy, all Phoenix School locations, Dwire School, James Foster School, Dean Triggs School, ACCESS, and the VCOE classrooms at Moorpark High School, Dos Caminos, Las Colinas, La Mariposa, Emily Ritchen, Williams and Sunkist Schools.

Currently, we do not anticipate any additional changes to the status of VCOE schools through the end of this week. We will issue additional notifications as needed and continue posting the latest updates on our website at

 Charter Schools

ACE Charter High School   OPEN
CAPE Charter School   OPEN
Valley Oak Charter School   waiting on update
Ventura Charter School   CLOSED (reopening Jan. 8)
Vista Real Charter School   ON WINTER BREAK (reopening Jan. 2) more info

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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