HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) — The boiler that supplied heat for a wing of a Hermiston elementary school has failed. So students are studying with a little more clothing in rooms warmed by electric space heaters.
An 8-year-old third-grader at Rocky Heights Elementary, Peyton Herman, told the East Oregonian (http://bit.ly/XE8HO5) the students are studying with their jackets and gloves on.
Teacher Jessica Campbell says students wore extra clothing at first as a precaution, but most have left it behind. She says the rooms are checked three times a day to make sure the temperatures are comfortable.
The boiler developed a crack at the beginning of the year. School officials say they limped along with it for a week before taking it out of service. A $60,000 replacement will take three to four weeks to arrive.
Information from: East Oregonian, http://www.eastoregonian.info