Students and faculty at Lebanon Middle School had to deal with more than just frigid temperatures outside as a breakdown of one of the school’s two boilers made for some chilly conditions indoors as well.
According to the Valley News, the larger of the two pellet boilers broke down early Tuesday morning, causing temperatures in parts of the building to drop near 60 degrees. The building was slow to warm up during the morning and school day, but by 5 p.m. had reached temperatures between 68 and 74 degrees.
Parts to repair the boiler arrived at the school yesterday evening, and the school district’s Director of Facilities told the paper he expects the boiler to be back up and running by the weekend.
The school district has already okayed the replacement of the control system that runs both boilers, as the equipment has been problematic since the school opened in 2012.