A Billion Dollar Budget and No Heat?…. Where’s the Money for Maintenance?

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Students in Cold Classrooms – Where’s the Money for Maintenance?

County schools broke this week and left classrooms cold, Channel 2 Action News learned.

Channel 2 Action News reported the problem on Wednesday after Stone Mountain High School students told Channel 2′s Tyisha Fernandes that they had to wear coats at school because there was no heat.

When parent Keesha Mahdee got a letter from DeKalb County schools saying that several rooms at Hambrick Elementary have been cold, she didn’t realize that her children had been in school all week without heat.

“For them to not tell me there’s been no heat, it’s like, it’s bothering,” Mahdee said.

Mahdee said the school district sent a letter to parents on Dec. 9 saying there were heating issues, but she didn’t think it would still be a problem a month later.

DeKalb County Schools Chief Operating Officer Joshua Williams offered an apology to parents. He said Hambrick Elementary in Stone Mountain has a unique problem that made six classrooms cold.

Read the entire article and view the video at: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/dekalb-county-schools-fix-heating-problems/np2GL/

The initial report:

Students upset they were sent to school with no heat
January 6, 2015

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