- Associated Press - Sunday, January 24, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Public schools in the District of Columbia will be closed on Monday.

Mayor Muriel Bowser made the announcement Sunday morning at a press conference. The school system is responsible for nearly 49,000 students.

Bowser said officials were still assessing whether government offices would open Monday, but she said officials would “do everything possible to get our government open tomorrow.”

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