Eugene Field Elementary Closed Again Thursday For Heat Repair


Wednesday, November 14th 2018, 8:00 am
By: News 9


Eugene Field Elementary is closed for a second time this week because of heating issues. 

In a tweet , the Oklahoma Public School District issued a statement acknowledging  late notice, but the issue still has not been corrected.

School officials said ONG will replace gas pipes that left the school with no heat. 

The OKCPS food truck will be on site at the school from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for breakfast and then from 10 a.m. to noon for lunch. Students are staff are welcome to visit the food truck for meals while school is closed. 

Eugene Field SNS staff will report to the Operations Center and all other school staff will report to NW Classen, OKCPS officials report. 

Non-profits throughout the metro are also doing their part to step in and help with the cold weather once temperatures dip below freezing.

The Homeless Alliance said getting the word out about city shelters may save lives.

"Last winter we had 8 homeless people die from the cold. Four of them went into vacant houses and started a fire to keep warm and the house burned town," said Dan Straughan, Director of The Homeless Alliance. 

Non profits offering shelter services are accepting cold weather clothing donations and other essential.

Several organizations like The Salvation Army ,Grace Rescue Mission, City Rescue Mission, Sanctuary Women’s Development Center and Jesus House offer increased beds during the cold weather season.