School closures: S. Anchorage, Eagle River, Chugiak, Palmer

The Anchorage School District says the following schools and bus routes are canceled today because of extremely icy and unsafe driving conditions:

--All Chugiak and Eagle River area schools

--The following schools south of Abbott Road and east of Lake Otis Parkway are canceled:

South High

Service High

Goldenview Middle

Hanshew Middle

Bear Valley Elementary

O'Malley Elementary

Huffman Elementary

Trailside Elementary

Rabbit Creek Elementary

Spring Hill Elementary

Girdwood K-8 School

All bus routes, including special education, with pick-ups in Chugiak and Eagle River for transport to Anchorage schools are canceled today.

All other schools and bus routes are operating a normal schedule today, including elementary schools located on JBER.

Staff at the above-listed schools should follow normal district closure procedures. Staff should proceed cautiously where schools and offices are open.

Everyone is encouraged to exercise caution and schools will work with families on excused absences as needed.



Superintendent Dr. Deena Paramo announced this morning that due to icy road conditions, the Palmer area schools in the Mat-Su Borough School District are closed today. The following schools only are closed: Butte Elementary, Palmer Junior Middle School, Palmer High School, Academy Charter School, Valley Pathways, Sherrod Elementary, and Swanson Elementary.

Special Education buses operating in the Butte Elementary and Palmer area schools are not running today.

All other MSBSD schools are open.