SCHENCTADY – Paige Elementary School was forced to close Monday due to a broken radiator.
The Schenectady City School District announced the emergency closure via social media just after 5:30 a.m., just hours before classes were expected to begin.
“Paige Elementary School is closed today (1/31) due to a radiator problem and lack of heat,” the message said. “We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you tomorrow.”
Karen Corona, a district spokeswoman, said a hole in one of the school’s radiators caused a lack of heat throughout the building.
A repair company was called in, and the district announced on social media Monday afternoon that a repair had been made and classes would resume Tuesday at the school.
Students did not have to complete the virtual classes because it was an emergency closure, Corona said.
It’s not the first time this school year that an emergency has forced Paige students to miss classes.
The school was closed for two days in September while crews worked to repair a burst water main.
In October, students at Mont Pleasant Middle School were released early because 17 teachers were absent from work and unable to find replacements, leaving parents to pick up their children just before noon.
A month later, Pleasant Valley Elementary and Mont Pleasant Middle School were released early because of a power outage caused by a problem at a nearby electrical substation. Shortly after the students were sent home, power was restored.
Contact Reporter Chad Arnold at: 518-410-5117 or [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter: @ChadGArnold.
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