By Rachel Raskin-Zrihen
Despite air quality made unhealthy by the smoke from the deadly fires to the north, Vallejo schools will remain open, though officials are keeping an eye on things, according to a letter sent to parents and staff from Superintendent Adam Clark.
“Many of us are concerned about the air quality and wondering if we are having school tomorrow,” the letter says. “Unfortunately, the smoky air is becoming increasingly common in California. All of our schools will be open tomorrow unless things change significantly. We have consulted with neighboring school districts in Solano and Contra Costa County.”
To help determine the best approach to outdoor activities for students under the circumstances, district officials are taking their cue from the Department of Health and Human Services’ “Air Quality and Outdoor Activity Guidance for Schools” document, co-authored by the EPA and the CDC, Clark said.