Heat back on at schools in Gadsden and Hamilton counties

Posted at 4:26 AM, Jan 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-07 23:31:11-05

(WTXL) - Students and teachers at two area school districts are hoping to have warm classrooms to go back to Monday after losing heat last week.

Gadsden County Schools Superintendent roger Milton says a boiler broke down at Havana Magnet School, causing about half the school to lose heat.

They've installed a new boiler and tested it over the weekend, and heat should be fully restored Monday.

Milton says about 600-students attend Havana Magnet.

There's a similar situation at Hamilton County Schools.

Superintendent Rex Mitchell says class was cancelled Friday when an equipment failure shut down the heating system at the high school.

He says staff still came in for work, and the system was back up and running by early afternoon.

School will resume for students Monday.

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