A section of is without heat on this frigid Halloween day and school officials will have to do some juggling for a few days to keep students warm and classes running on schedule.
Building A at the high school is undergoing heating repairs, according to Principal Jeff Newman. Work to the system was suppose to be done at the end of the summer, according to Business Manager Marc Furtado.
"We had a very aggressive schedule that called for the work to occur at the end of August/start of September," Furtado said. "We were hoping to have everything done by the end of September. However we did not receive the required signatures on the contract because the vendor did not include a payment bond, so by the time we went through one cycle of signatures, the issuance of the bond, and a second round of signatures, we were starting everything at the end of September/start of October, rather than finishing then."
According to Newman, only one section of the school is relocated. "Temporary relocation of some classes was necessary."
Appoximately 30 classes will be impacted and there are approximately 28 students in each class for four blocks.
"We will reassess each day as to what is needed for classroom relocation," Newman said.
Furtado, said the repair work is expected to be completed this week. "We will still need to test and insulate the repair once completed," Furtado said. "We expect to have the systems running again by either late this week or early next."