The Kenai Peninsula School District announced late Sunday evening that all Central Peninsula schools would be closed Monday due to safety concerns.
The closed schools are in the area between, and including, Sterling to Ninilchik. The Southern Peninsula and the Seward area schools are not yet scheduled for closure. KPBSD will continue to assess the situation through the night; it will communicate its decision as soon as possible.
According to the National Weather Service, rains are expected to continue into Monday. The steady downpour is predicted to end in the morning. Then, forecasters are predicting slightly sunny skies with a chance of rain showers in the afternoon.
The following Schools will be closed:
Aurora Borealis Charter School
Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science
Kenai Alternative School
K-Beach Elementary School
Kenai Central High School
Kenai Middle School
Mountain View Elementary School
Nikiski Middle-High School
Nikiski North Star Elementary School
Redoubt Elementary School
River City Academy
Skyview High School
Soldotna Elementary School
Soldotna High School
Soldotna Middle School
Soldotna Montessori Charter School
Sterling Elementary School
Tustumena Elementary School