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Prairie Vale Elementary School Closed Wednesday

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Prairie Vale Elementary School in the Deer Creek School District announced Wednesday morning it would not have classes today.

According to the district's Facebook page, work being done on the school's heating unit is behind schedule. There are cranes in the parking lot being used to life items over the roof. The district believes that could be a safety issue. Power has also been cut off while the units are being connected, so the district decided to cancel classes today.

The district says the work should be complete by Wednesday evening, and the school is expected to be open Thursday.

Here is the complete statement from the Deer Creek School District about today's school closing:

Prairie Vale Elementary Parents,

Prairie Vale Elementary students will NOT be in school, tomorrow, Wednesday, January 8, 2014. The company supplying the HVAC units, Carrier, did not order or deliver the HVAC units at their promised time. The most recent plan was to use this past weekend, Monday and Tuesday to deliver and connect all of the HVAC units. Due to Carrier's failure to deliver, this did not happen. Currently there is a large crane in the Prairie Vale parking lot directly in front of the main entrance lifting units onto the rooftop. This task should be complete by Wednesday evening.

Power has to be cut off while the new HVAC units are being connected. With power out in parts of the building, the temporary heating units struggle to keep the building warm. Due to safety concerns of the crane lifting units onto a roof in the direct path of the Prairie Vale entrance and during the time students are in school as well as the temperature concern, we do not feel it is in the best interest of students to be in school on Wednesday.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however safety of our students remains our first priority.

Deer Creek School District

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