Document: The 140 City School Buildings that Suffered Heating Failures or Maintenance Issues Since Jan. 2

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Baltimore City Public Schools headquarters on North Avenue. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

At last night’s town hall meeting at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Baltimore City Public Schools distributed a list of every building where heating systems failed, pipes broke or other maintenance issues occurred due to a prolonged frigid cold spell that began around Christmas.

The 10-page document lists 140 schools and administrative buildings. Most of their issues were broken school-wide heating systems, individual classroom heating units and busted pipes. City Schools Chief Operations Officer J. Keith Scroggins has said “the majority” of the major problems mentioned in the document have already been addressed, school system spokeswoman Edie House-Foster said on a phone call.

Click here to browse the full list.

After shuttering all schools in early January to deal with the maintenance problems en masse, school administrators reopened almost all of them on Jan. 7. However, problems with heating systems and pipes have since carried on, interrupting school days at Lakewood and William Paca elementary schools, City Springs Elementary/Middle School and National Academy Foundation High School.

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Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
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