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WMAR-2 News checks in with city schools on classroom heating

Posted at 9:28 PM, Oct 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 08:28:51-04

Last school year, there were major problems in Baltimore City schools with photos of children in cold classrooms going viral.

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The issue last school year was due to broken boilers and outdated systems. At one point, 60 schools, one-third of the school system reported some type of heating issue.

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We found out that according to Baltimore City School leadership, all of the school buildings have heat.

Right now, the system is ready to start bringing its boilers and systems online to evaluate and service them as needed.

A spokesperson says last year's problems were due to prolonged extreme cold, not system start-up.

The plan going forward is to give an update on the facilities preparations made for the upcoming winter season.

Officials say that as soon as a date for the update is determined, details will be made public.

WMAR-2 News also contacted the Mayor's office.

Mayor Pugh says she will discuss the heat plan once Baltimore City Public Schools has been able to conduct a full assessment of its systems and reviews the finding.