'Tis the season... for boiler breakdowns
Teachers and students, congratulations. You've survived the warm weather of late summer and early fall that left you sweltering in un-air conditioned classrooms.
Now it's time to freeze.
The boiler breakdowns have already begun. At the Poly/Western complex, city school system officials confirm, two of the four boilers are completely shot. Facilities staff have been working this week to repair one of the other two, which wasn't working but is not beyond repair. Officials say the fourth is functioning, but it is not up to capacity. In other words, it emits heat, but it doesn't blast it.
I must say, I feel for the facilities staff, having to solve emergencies like this all the time. The state has lauded BCPSS for implementing a preventive maintenance program, but the city's school buildings are so old and were neglected for so long that it's hard to keep up.