GARY, Ind. (AP) — Officials say the heat is back on at a school in northwestern Indiana where classes have been repeatedly canceled because it was too cold.
The Roosevelt College and Career Center in Gary re-opened Monday, two days earlier than expected, after contractors worked over the weekend to make repairs on the school's aging heating system. Roosevelt Superintendent Sabrena Davis said room temperatures Monday ranged around 70 degrees in classrooms.
Students and teachers at the school operated since 2012 by EdisonLearning Inc., which runs the school under a contract with the state, had held a protest outside the building last week after classes were again canceled because of heating problems.
The district is facing financial hardship as it copes with reduced enrollment, shrinking state funding, and old school buildings.