Santa Monica High School canceled classes Tuesday after a “major blown fuse” knocked out the electricity, school district officials said.
Southern California Edison and school staff have been working to fix the wiring since Saturday, but power isn’t expected to be restored until Tuesday morning at the earliest, according to a statement from Santa Unified School superintendent Antonio Shelton. Monica-Malibu. District.
Many extracurricular activities are expected to continue, although the closure of the high school will also cause the closure of the Infant Toddler Center on its campus.
“It is unfortunate that this situation has a snowball effect resulting in the loss of a day of school. However, we cannot have a school without lighting, including in the toilets, without heating, without ventilation, without air conditioning (HVAC), without telephones and without other electrical needs. , and no use of the kitchen to provide student catering services,” the statement read.
Other schools in the district were unaffected by the power outage, but food service will be limited as Santa Monica High serves as the district’s primary kitchen.
Breakfast and lunch would still be served at other schools on Tuesday, but on a limited scale, with no special diet dishes. Shelton asked students to bring their own lunch on Tuesdays, if possible.
School officials expect classes to resume on Wednesday.