!!!!  Safety of our students, staff and community is the number one concern for Butte County Office of Education. Due to the current and forecasted weather conditions, coupled with the uncertainty of the spillway structure and release of more water from Lake Oroville the following schools will be closed on Friday, February 10, 2017:
Bangor Union Elementary School District
Feather Falls Union Elementary School District
Golden Feather Union Elementary School District
Manzanita Elementary School District
Oroville Elementary School District
Palermo Union Elementary School District
Pioneer Union Elementary School District
Oroville Union High School District
Thermalito Union Elementary School District
All of Butte County Office of Education offices and schools in Oroville will also be closed. Staff will not be on site and workshops have been canceled.

This announcement is being made and this action is being taken in an effort to provide security in knowing steps are being taken to keep our students, staff and community out of harm’s way.

As recommended by all public safety agencies, try to keep travel to a minimum and use extreme caution when navigating transportation routes.  With this emergency comes some notoriety and visitors who may not be familiar with unsafe road conditions.  

Butte County Sheriff Honea has indicated that at this point an evacuation is not mandatory, however, the Sheriff’s Office is monitoring that possibility closely and you can follow the Sheriff's communication on his Twitter at: @ButteSheriff.  

Thanking everyone in advance for their continued support to protect the safety of Butte County.

It is the understanding that the following Butte County School Districts are not included in this closure advisory:

Biggs Unified School District

Chico Unified School District

Durham Unified School District

Gridley Unified School District

Paradise Unified School District

If you have questions that are not being addressed by the Department of Water Resources, Butte County Sheriff’s Office, or the Office of Emergency Management, please contact Michelle Zevely at mzevely@bcoe.org.

Butte County Air Quality

Butte County Fire Safe Council

Lockdowns  [under construction]

Office of Emergency Services 

School Closures

Weather Conditions