Southern California

Fontana Schools Won't Shut Off Air Conditioning, District Says

A flyer warning that air conditioners might be shut off upset some parents

Parents were furious after seeing a flyer that indicated a Fontana elementary school may shut down its air conditioning Tuesday despite triple-digit weather expected to hit the area.

But a Fontana Unified School District spokesperson said later Tuesday that air conditioners will not be shut off during one of the warmest weeks of the year. Concerns were raised Monday evening when a parent at Chaparral Elementary School said an after-school program sent a letter to parents and guardians regarding the possible shutdown during after school programs. 

District officials said the program is run by an external agency and that they're trying to figure out who distributed the flyers and why. 

High temperatures are expected to remain in the triple-digits across inland Southern California through mid-week. Excessive heat warnings are in effect for a widespread part of the region.

Cal ISO issued a Flex Alert, a request for Californians to voluntarily conserve power. The Alert is in effect from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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