Hats and scarves required in classrooms as OUSD works to restore heat

Second graders at Chabot Elementary work on a writing assignment in a newly-heated classroom on Wednesday. The District is scrambling this week to fix heaters at schools, like Chabot, which found themselves without heat after the Thanksgiving break.

Until Monday morning, Chabot Elementary School, like several other schools in the Oakland Unified School District, was still struggling to heat all of its classrooms in the cold days following Thanksgiving break. Last week in the school’s newly constructed “D-building,” which houses first and second grade students, teachers were forced to hold class in the hallways, administrators said, which were warmer than the unheated classrooms.

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