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Rattlesnake Elementary Reopens Tuesday

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MISSOULA -

After canceling classes because of major heating problems on Monday, officials at Rattlesnake Elementary said they'll reopen the school on Tuesday. 

Missoula County Public Schools officials said they've ordered new parts for a broken boiler, which should arrive this week.

They've installed industrial and space heaters and temporary venting to heat the school until the parts arrive.

They said students should dress in layers because the temperature will vary throughout the building.

After school activities at the school are canceled through Friday except for Campfire Kids Club.


Officials at Rattlesnake Elementary School cancel Monday classes because of a major heating issue.

Operation and Maintenance staff have been working to remedy the situation all weekend long.

"After careful and thoughtful analysis of the issue, we have made the decision to not have students report to school on Monday. We will have all staff report to work as normal on Monday so that we may work together to determine next steps," said Principal Jerry Seidensticker.

School officials are trying to determine the exact heating problem with the assistance of a mechanical engineer.

The District is also working with the Fire Marshall to determine what heating alternatives they can safely employ.

This situation does not affect other schools and they are operating as normal on Monday.

Keep checking abcfoxmontana.com for updates on school closures.

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