The ancient, decrepit elementary school slated to be replaced in a construction plan rejected by a 3-to-1 margin in a referendum here Tuesday was forced to shut its doors yesterday due to heating problems. It remains closed today. It will also stay closed tomorrow.
From the aforelinked article:
The school also has been plagued by roof leaks, which last month forced Maytown principal Sharon Hagenberger to vacate her office because of the threat of a ceiling collapse.
Maytown students will miss at least three days of school for the chimney work, and [superintendent] Riedel said Donegal plans to petition the state to waive the requirement that students get at least 180 days of instruction per year.
Actually, the district had to fix 60 separate roof leaks during Christmas Break in the school. No, that number is not a typo.
On the bright side, everybody’s property taxes remain absurdly low, which is clearly the only thing that matters to most people around here. Who cares that we’re denying hundreds of kids their basic right to an education and putting them in grave physical danger every time they do get to go to school?