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Jenks Middle School students to remain in distance learning due to gas leak repairs

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Posted at 12:54 PM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 19:00:58-05

JENKS, Okla. — Jenks Public Schools announced middle school student will remain in distance learning for the week of Dec. 14th through the 18th.

Official said the crews are working diligently to repair the gas leak but the check and tests have not been completed.

In a statement released by Oklahoma Natural Gas, the company confirmed that it responded to an odor call and discovered an issue on the customer-owned piping.

"As a safety precaution, we turned off natural gas service to the property until they are able to fix the issues and pass a city inspection. We cannot restore service until all issues are mitigated," said a spokesperson for ONG.

Although crews have been working diligently to repair the gas leak, the series of pressure checks and tests required by Oklahoma Natural Gas (ONG) have yet to be completed. In addition, ONG is requiring JPS to replace multiple valves inside the building. This process will take more time, and JPS has no alternative but to comply with the ONG guidelines.
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District officials advises students and families to monitor emails as they will continue to communicate about final exams.

Closing the semester in distance learning undoubtedly presents some challenges for families and students. We had hoped to have students at school connecting with teachers and friends. Unfortunately, the current situation is beyond our control. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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