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MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -
Many parents around Huntsville and Madison County voiced concerns this week about heating – or the lack thereof – in school classrooms.
The Riverton administration confirmed they had heating issues Tuesday morning, but they said rumors of more issues Wednesday are unfounded.
Geraldine Tibbs, Madison County Schools Spokesperson, said all classrooms across the district were heated Wednesday. Tibbs said the district would never let students stay inside a classroom that had a temperature that would endanger a student's health.
Tibbs did say that not every classroom is the same temperature. She declined a request for an on-camera interview, but provided a statement which said, "If we had problems with our heat that would endanger the safety of our students, they would not be at school."
At least three of Huntsville district schools had heating issues as temperatures dropped into the single digits. District officials said the problems did not impact learning, pointing to their digital learning curriculum. They said when classrooms began to get too cold, teachers and students picked up computers, walked to a warmer part of the school, and continued with lesson plans.
Chaffee Elementary had heating issues in several rooms. Sporadic power outages impacted heat and electrical systems at both Challenger and Farley Elementary Schools.
Huntsville City Schools spokesperson Keith Ward said the district's technology allows them to monitor, and in some cases, make real-time adjustments to individual classrooms. Ward said the outages are out of the district's control, but every student's well-being is always top priority.
Madison County and Huntsville City school officials said Wednesdays classes went as scheduled, and no further disruptions are expected as the temperatures rise.
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