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Waddington School Heat Restored, Classes on for Thursday

Heat is back online at Waddington Elementary School, and classes are on for Thursday. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
Heat is back online at Waddington Elementary School, and classes are on for Thursday. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
Waddington School's heating system is back in action, which means kids will have school tomorrow morning.

This morning a foul odor led officials to a burst pipe, said Tony Ferreira, School Committee member. Ed Catelli, the school building supervisor, had the problem fixed by about 3:30 p.m. this afteroon, Ferreira said.

At East Providence High School,  Ferreira said tape used to seal windows, combined with moving classes out of about five rooms with faulty heat fans, had solved heating problems there today.  

Ferreira clarified a comment made by Councilor Chrissy Rossi last night, saying when she told fellow councilors the High School had operated without heat, that was actually in the school's CT (Career/Technical) Center. That issue, also caused by a broken pipe, was fixed this morning, and heat is restored to that part of the building.

"Today was a much better day than yesterday,"  Ferreira said.  

Ferreira said new heat blowers for the High School have yet to be installed, but if they're not in tomorrow, the school will operate in the warmest portions of the building, as they did today.
LC January 08, 2014 at 05:03 PM
Not for anything, but the CT building was freezing today and my daughter has class in there today from 7:30 - 10:30. So saying today was a better day is not a true statement. These kids still froze and that is just WRONG!!!!!!!!

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