Monday, November 5, 2018

Heating Issues at Massabesic

article by Haden Buzzell
edited by Emily S. Ireland

The campus of Massabesic High has been plagued by a plethora of issues relating to the central heating system installed around the school. Year-round, children complain of it being far too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. Some rooms are chilly, while others seem to be boiling. The changes in heating might potentially even cause a drop in performance as it makes it much more difficult to work and gives children yet another distraction. One student says, speaking of a room in the East Building, “it’s always freezing,” showing that the issue is not limited to just one section or area of the school.

One of the new heating vents installed in an MHS classroom

So what is to be done? A few years ago, RSU57 voters were presented with a motion that would have given even more taxpayer money to our sports infrastructure.
While it didn't pass, it shows that the there are limitations in the budget regarding what the school is able to spend money on, and how much is needed to make a difference. While the room temperatures are better than they were last year, the reality is the temperature is hard to regulate consistently. Hopefully, district support will allow the school to put more money into heating or whatever else the school desperately needs to improve.

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