Anchorage schools to close all week

December 3, 2018

All Anchorage schools will be closed for the next week while the Alaska district fixes widespread damage from Friday’s 7.0 earthquake, Superintendent Deena Bishop announced. Each of the schools sustained some kind of damage, from scattered materials to ceilings reduced to rubble.

All Anchorage schools will be closed for the next week while the district fixes widespread damage from Friday’s 7.0 earthquake, school superintendent Deena Bishop announced Sunday.

“There’s a whole lot of mess to clean up,” said Bishop, wearing a hard hat Sunday on a tour of a thrashed mathematics classroom at Bartlett High School.

The first day back for all students — either in their home school or at an alternate site — will be Monday, Dec. 10, Bishop said.