With heat restored in John F. Kennedy Educational Complex, school will re-open for classes on Friday, February 20, 2015, according to the city’s school district.
Education officials said steam heating system coils froze due to the intensely cold outside temperatures during the past few days that resulted in loss of heat at the school building for almost two days.
The high school was closed for students and staff on Thursday over heating problems. District officials said the missed day will have to be made up by students and staff members.
The lack of heat also resulted in the relocation of the school board’s regular meeting on Wednesday evening which is usually held inside the high school’s auditorium to the district’s central office.
A Black History Month event scheduled just prior to the board meeting was cancelled.
School officials initially issued a “no school” alert earlier in the afternoon, but soon revised the announcement after heat was restored in the school.
There will be a 1:10 p.m. dismissal tomorrow, according to the district.