Poly boilers coming back on
I had calls from two girls at Poly today who were FREEZING. "I brought a blanket to school today," reported 17-year-old Patricia Vickers, who said she'd measured the temperature in several locations throughout the building. The library was 55.58 degrees Fahrenheit, she told me. The electric room was 46.58. Average temperature: 48.7 degrees. Students were allowed to wear their coats inside.
The school system's facilities department has been working the past few weeks on repairing the boilers at the Poly/Western complex. Officials did not expect the weather to turn so cold so soon. I've been assured that after mechanical failures, the boilers will be fired up by the time students arrive at school in the morning.
UPDATE, 10/30, 11 a.m.: Patricia just called again to report that the boilers still aren't blowing any heat, and the school is even colder than yesterday. But Poly's principal e-mailed the facilities department this morning to say there was a "vast improvement," according to the school system.