Winters Joint Unified School District Superintendent, Todd Cutler, announced school will be in session on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at all Winters school sites whether there is power or not. This was in response to an announcement from Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) that they will likely conduct a Public Safety Power Shut-off (PSPS) for up to five days in the City of Winters and large swaths of western Yolo County beginning around midnight on Wednesday morning. City Manager John W. Donlevy, Jr. confirmed with the Express that power would be shut off in Winters early Wednesday morning. Yolo County Communications Coordinator Jennifer Tan said the power shut-off could affect 5,700 PG&E customers and is planned as a wildfire prevention effort ahead of strong winds and dry weather conditions. As of press time the most recent projections suggest the outage would likely last between 24 and 72 hours. Cutler said he confirmed with the City that the school sites will have water and sewer services. The Winters JUSD Food Service Team is planning on preparing breakfast and lunch from the Waggoner Elementary campus kitchen to distribute out to the other sites. Cutler said Winters JUSD had secured a generator strong enough to not only provide hot meals to students if the power is shut off, but to also run the refrigerators at Waggoner so they can preserve the food at the other school sites. He also said there is a generator to run the refrigerators units in the culinary arts room at Winters High School. All communication from the school district will be posted through:
- A text message to families.
- On the Winters JUSD website, wintersjusd.org.
- On the Winters JUSD Facebook page, facebook.com/wintersjusd.