Students and staff at Oswego's Fox Chase and The Wheatlands Elementary Schools are breathing a cool sigh of relief on Wednesday.
The schools were without air conditioning since the start of the year when the air conditioning units failed at Fox Chase and The Wheatlands on Aug. 19 and Aug. 16, respectively, according to Superintendent Dr. Matthew Wendt.
“Being without air conditioning caused parts of the buildings to be uncomfortable creating a challenging start to the school year for both elementary schools. This was an unforeseen situation as both A/C systems were fine all summer," said Wendt in a statement.
Wendt said repairs were finished Tuesday and ran fine all night with no issues and continued to operate normally Wednesday.
District 308 maintenance team was onsite today to make final inspections and
recalibrate thermostats and air flow throughout the buildings.
Wendt thanked all parent groups for providing cold refreshments and treats to the students during the time the air conditioning was out.
“I want to thank all of the teachers, staff, volunteers, district maintenance and engineering teams and other individuals who volunteered and worked overtime to help make certain these elementary schools were safe and comfortable for our students,” he said. “I especially want to thank the students and parents who have been very patient, helpful and understanding through this issue.”