Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Broken heater closes Chester High for second day

After a holiday and two snow days, Chester High School students got even more time off this week when the building's heating system broke down Thursday morning.

The principal called the superintendent at 7:55 a.m. to let him know that things were getting chilly in some parts of the school. Students were dismissed at 11:30 a.m. after shivering for a few hours and being fed a hot lunch.

The staff, however, had to stay in the heated parts of the building for professional-development activities.

Students were off again Friday as workers tried to fix the problem, and teachers were told to report to the STEM High School at Showalter Middle School.

In Chester County, two elementary schools also reported heating problems.

East Goshen Elementary School in West Chester was closed Friday due to frozen pipes and ventilators. Reeceville Elementary School in Coatesville warned parents Thursday that school might be closed due to the cold but stayed open.

The closed schools expect to resume classes Monday.

- Kathy Boccella
and Michaelle Bond

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