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Del Valle Elementary students moved to other schools for today
By: Jamel Valencia
EL PASO, Texas -- Students of Del Valle Elementary were escorted out of the school Friday morning after a traffic accident caused the school's air-conditioning unit to break down, according Ysleta Independent School District officials.
Students were bused other nearby YISD schools to go on with their scheduled school day.
Kindergarten through second grade students were taken to LeBarron Park Elementary School, Third through sixth grades along with special-education classes were taken to Del Valle High School.
District officials said that students will be fed according to their original lunch schedule.
At the end of the school day, students will be taken back to Del Valle Elementary School where their parents can pick them up.
YISD officials said a vehicle knocked down a utility pole, causing a power outage and surge at the school.
Power was restored but parts of the air-conditioning units were broken and need to be replaced in order to cool down the classrooms.
Del Valle Elementary School parents have been contacted via phone message and social media. In addition, school officials will send a letter home about the incident with students this afternoon.
For additional information or updates, visit the district's main website at www.yisd.net.