The Beardsley School District is closely monitoring the potential of a Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in Kern County due to forecasted high winds and low humidity. As of 3:00 pm today (10/09/2019) it has been determined that all schools in the Beardsley School District will be open tomorrow.
Local PG&E officials confirm that phase 3 of the power shutoff includes Kern County, however a decision as to when that may or may not happen has not been determined at this time. We are being informed that any of our school sites could be impacted over the next 36 to 48 hours — or may not be impacted at all.
If the District and/or a school site determines it is necessary to release students for the day due to a power outage, the following will occur:
- An all-call notification will be sent to all parents to the home phone number listed on current emergency forms.
- Bus routes will be activated if the outage occurs after school has begun.
- Nutrition services will provide a cold lunch for students who are on campus if the outage occurs during the lunch period.
We encourage parents to visit our website or listen to local television and radio stations for more information regarding school closures – similar to winter fog delays.
We understand that any decision to close school can create hardships for our families, and we apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Safety is our number one concern.
PG&E customers are encouraged to visit pge.com/pspsupdates for the most up-to-date Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) information, including a link to an address look-up tool where customers can search their address for potential impacts. SCE customers may visit https://www.sce.com/safety/wildfire/psps for updates.