Principal responds after days of air con points at Desert Oasis Excessive Faculty | Information
December 14, 2021 | by Noah Franklin
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – Concerned Desert Oasis High School parents speak up after days of air conditioning problems at school.
FOX5 has heard from parents and students who say it is hotter inside than outside.
“There was literally puddles of sweat on the desk because it was so bad,” said one student.
Temperatures approached 110 degrees on Wednesday when an excessive heat warning was extended through Thursday.
The school said the air conditioning systems in most of the schools in the school have not been working for the past few days.
One parent said the problem was carried over from last week and many wonder why it wasn’t fixed over the long weekend.
“It’s just frustrating. I feel like they could work faster to fix the problem. And if not, there has to be an alternative instead of being in a hot class. I mean, that’s 30 to 40 students per class. ” She said.
Desert Oasis officials said the school was working to pinpoint the source of the problem and find a permanent solution. In the meantime, they urge students to dress appropriately and bring extra water to the school.
Desert Oasis High School.
Read the full note to Headmistress Jennifer Boeddeker’s parents below:
In an effort to communicate problems within our school community, I would like to inform you about the climate problems that have arisen in our school in the past few days.
Clark County School District staff have been working to determine the root cause of our air conditioning problems and find a solution to permanently resolve the problem. The air conditioning works in most schools. Please rest assured that if a classroom is too hot, we will relocate the entire class to a different room or area of the school.
Our first and foremost concern is the safety and comfort of our students and employees. We ask students and employees alike to dress appropriately and to drink plenty of fluids. We recommend that you give your student extra water or they can refill a water bottle at one of the school’s drinking fountains.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any concerns, questions, or need any assistance from the school, please do not hesitate to contact the school at 702-799-6881. Your support and understanding on this matter is greatly appreciated.
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