Washington, D.C., schools plagued by boiler breakdowns that leave students shivering

Feb. 9, 2007
School officials say the city isn't providing enough money to maintain aging buildings.

For the fourth day in a row, Washington, D.C., school officials scrambled to keep routines as normal as possible as they tried to repair boilers that failed during the cold snap. Nearly 1,800 students from four schools had to be reassigned to other facilities this week because of heating problems. More than 30 other schools had boiler malfunctions that left rooms or sections of buildings cold. School system leaders say the city isn't providing sufficient funds to maintain aging buildings.

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