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LA Unified schools will be back in session on Monday

Students at Leland Street Elementary School in Los Angeles' San Pedro neighborhood work on a writing assignment on Aug. 21, 2017.
Students at Leland Street Elementary School in Los Angeles' San Pedro neighborhood work on a writing assignment on Aug. 21, 2017.
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District officials say all Los Angeles Unified schools will reopen Monday following a week that saw a rash of fires shut down schools across Southern California.

LAUSD spokeswoman Barbara Jones said officials decided to resume classes based on the end of mandatory evacuations in affected neighborhoods, as well as improved air quality. 

More than 400 LAUSD schools had been closed at the end of last week, including all schools in the local Northeast and Northwest districts. 

Schools will take some precautions in bring students back to campus, officials say. New air filters will be installed at the closed schools and outdoor activities could be restricted in the coming days.