CROSBY -- Students at Crosby-Ironton High School were able to take off a few layers of clothing this morning.
The high school's heating system has been broken since summer, so when the temperatures began to drop the students and staff could feel it.
The school district has been working to fix its heating system since it was aware of the problem this summer, and this morning the system was ready to go.
Superintendent Linda Lawrie said the district hired Climate Makers Co. to find out what the problem was.
Climate Makers Co. assessed the heating system to try to find out where the pipes were leaking. The company found the leak recently and installed new pipes and a pump to fix the system.
Lawrie said it took so long to fix the system because of the age of the building, which was built in 1920, and the way the system was installed. The pipes for the system are buried beneath the school.
Lawrie said because the school is built of bricks, it helped retain the heat so the building did not get as cold when the temperatures began to drop. She said most of the rooms were about 60 degrees.
"In the morning, the building is chillier," said Lawrie.
High School Principal Dean Ogg said they have been telling students to wear extra clothes to help stay warm.
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