CARSON CITY — Carson City-Crystal Middle School/High School has been a cool place to learn lately — and not in a good way.
Superintendent Kevin Murphy informed school board members at Monday night’s meeting that heat problems recently arose during a conversion project from steam to hot water in the two buildings.
There is currently no heat in either building. Murphy hopes the issue will be resolved by Oct. 22.
“Obviously we live in Michigan and it was very cold this morning,” Murphy said. “It is a little cause of concern for our educational environment, but I commend our teachers for being positive through this.”
The heating issue is being fixed, but with the colder temperatures recently, first hour and second hour have been bit chilly for students and teachers.
“I visited about 10 classrooms today between second and third hour,” Murphy said. “It was starting to warm up a bit. Yes, it was uncomfortable and we do have two weeks to survive the hand we are dealt.”
Murphy said smaller classrooms are feeling the cold more. He praised teachers for their cooperation and understanding.
“I saw one classroom where the teacher had sweatshirt, sweater and jacket on while her students were marching around the class to stay warm and I don’t blame them,” Murphy said.
According to Murphy, after Monday’s chilly temperatures, the maintenance staff has been implementing space heaters in the colder classrooms during first and second hours while the school is without heat.