Problems with heating systems closes two schools
by Shane Dunaway
Jan 08, 2014 | 819 views |  0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Maintenance issues surfaced at several Talladega County schools Tuesday and Wednesday, with one of the issues resulting in the closure of two schools for the day.

Gayle Jones, public information officer for the School System, said B.B. Comer Memorial High School and B.B. Comer Elementary School students were excused from school when maintenance employees discovered problems with the heating system at the high school Wednesday morning.

“Maintenance (employees) are working on the issue and they anticipate it will be resolved as soon as possible,” Jones said. “Since both schools share a common area, the decision was made to close both schools.”

At Winterboro High School, a frozen pipe in the ceiling of the cafeteria did not result in any delays Tuesday, according to principal Michelle Head.

“It did not affect the function of the school at all,” Head said. “The students were served a hot lunch. The maintenance crew responded immediately and it was corrected within the school day. They waited until after the lunch period to fix it, so I’d say it took them about two hours to fix it once they determined where it was.”

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