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Baltimore Schools Close After Unheated Classrooms Hit 40 Degrees

Baltimore Schools Close After Unheated Classrooms Hit 40 Degrees

Maybin, teachers and parents are understandably upset about the conditions; the Baltimore City Schools Twitter feed has been posting updates on facility conditions, and there are dozens of responses.

Authorities finally closed down Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) after social media photos showed students suffering through freezing temperatures as they sat in chilled classrooms with broken heating systems and burst water pipes. Teacher Derek Bosshard says a handful of classrooms at the school are in similar condition. Amid the outdated infrastructure and risky temperatures, teachers urged the city to close the schools until the heating issues are resolved. Ferguson blasted Republican Governor Bill Hogan in a tweet, writing, "Governor Hogan suggests enough money has gone to Baltimore City, additional resources not needed". It's one of that state's highest-performing high schools.

Only four public schools in Baltimore were closed Wednesday because of heat and water issues, but the others remained open through below freezing temperatures.

A heavy winter storm has covered the region with snow. Santelises said that many of those issues were addressed by maintenance staff during the day.

"This is what #Baltimore students trying to learn in a 40 degree classroom looks like".

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22-year-old Samierra Jones, a Coppin State senior launched a GoFundMe page with the goal of raising $20,000 to bring heaters, coats, hats, and gloves to students who attend Baltimore City Schools.

A city schools spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to The Sun's request for comment on the campaign.

On Wednesday, approximately 60 schools, one-third of the school system, reported heating issues.

The trio said it's a big problem that they'll try and help to solve, long before the end of winter. "Unfortunately, with the extreme temperatures, new problems can emerge quickly". However, the decision was later reverted and closure of schools was announced. "I texted her back and said are you joking?" "Our young people are, in many cases, safest at school".

"We shouldn't be debating whether or not classrooms have air conditioning or heat". "The fact that it's not is a sin for all of us". Rutherford said local elected officials, local school boards, and the superintendent, "who are both under the City", had to answer questions about school conditions.