UPDATE: Two KHSD schools to get delay start on Thursday ahead of a possible power shutoff

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UPDATE: The Kern High School District said Stockdale and North high schools will be on a two-hour delay start on Thursday. Parents will be informed by 8 a.m. if the power is out and school is cancelled for the day.

The district said it had been told by PG&E earlier today that some of their schools could be impacted within the next 36 to 48 hours by a possible planned power shutoff.

The district said it is closely monitoring the situation. Some of the schools in Bakersfield that could be affected include Highland, Liberty and Stockdale high schools.

“We have attempted to get more specific information from PG&E, but are being told that any of our school sites could be impacted over the next 36 to 48 hours — or may not be impacted at all,” said Public Information Officer Erin Briscoe-Clarke.

KHSD said if the district and/or school sites determine 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. 
  • Bus routes will be activated. 
  • Nutrition services will provide a cold lunch for students who are on campus if the outage occurs during the lunch period.

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