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Lompoc Unified, Santa Maria-area schools to be closed Monday

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Lompoc High School is among the schools closed Monday. (KSBY photo) Lompoc High School is among the schools closed Monday. (KSBY photo)

UPDATE (9:45 p.m.) - St. Louis de Montfort Catholic School in Orcutt and La Purisima Concepcion Catholic School in Lompoc will also be closed on Monday.

UPDATE (7:15 p.m.) - St. Mary of the Assumption School and Preschool will be closed Monday. Updates will be provided on the school's Facebook page.

Allan Hancock College plans to remain open; however, the college's Santa Ynez Valley Center will be closed and final exams scheduled to be held there will instead take place in the Route 246 Ballroom at the Corque Hotel, located at 400 Alisal Road in Solvang.

ORIGINAL STORY - The Lompoc Unified School District is among many other districts in northern Santa Barbara County to announce closures for Monday due to the Thomas Fire. 

Lompoc Unified says all schools and facilities, including after-school programs, in the district will be closed Monday. 

Programs through the Santa Barbara County Education Office are also canceled.

"Ensuring the safety of our students and staff is always our highest priority and we will be implementing a reopening plan for all of our facilities that include cleaning ash, assessing our interior hallways and classrooms," the district wrote in a press release.

The district says classes are expected to resume Tuesday. 

In the Santa Maria area, schools in the following districts will also be closed Monday: Santa Maria Joint Union High School District, Santa Maria Bonita, Orcutt Unified and Guadalupe Union. All staff in all districts are advised to stay home. 

Schools in the following districts have also announced closures for Monday: Ballard Elementary in Solvang, Buellton Union School District, College School District in Santa Ynez, Los Olivos Elementary School District, Santa Ynez Valley Union High School, Solvang School District, and Vista del Mar Union School District in Gaviota. 

There have been no reports of school closures for San Luis Obispo County. The Lucia Mar Unified School District says while classes will be taking place, staff will be limiting outdoor exposure for students. 

For a list of other school closures in Santa Barbara County, click here.

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