NewsEducation / January 21, 2016

Students At Private School In Gary Protest Lack Of Heat

The students stood on the street outside Roosevelt College and Career Academy on Wednesday to let the public know about the problem.Gary, Roosevelt College and Career Academy, Edison Learning Inc.2016-01-21T00:00:00-05:00

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Students at a privately operated school in Gary are protesting because they're frustrated by repeated closures because of a lack of heat.

The students stood on the street outside Roosevelt College and Career Academy on Wednesday to let the public know about the problem. They missed most of last week because of a broken boiler. Students returned to school Tuesday, but classes were canceled again Wednesday.

The school has 670 students in seventh through 12th grades and is scheduled to be closed Thursday and Friday. A statement on the school's website says repairs are expected to be completed by Jan. 27.

Edison Learning Inc. runs the school under a state contract. It is working with the Gary Community School Corp. on a plan to move students to another building if repairs aren't completed.

 

 

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