St. Gerald closes an extra day for boiler repairs

A leaking water boiler at St. Gerald's Catholic School gave students an extra day off Tuesday while repairs were made to the appliance.


St. Gerald Catholic School stayed closed Tuesday following Martin Luther King Jr. Day to finish repairs to its 54-year-old boiler.

“It’s not efficient,” said Principal Dave Garland. “We’re losing heat for some of the rooms.”

The boiler, which powers the heating system for the school, began leaking water. Faculty have turned to using space heaters to warm rooms.

The school was also closed Monday, although teachers worked both days while the appliance was being repaired.

Plans to discuss more renovations, including bathroom fixtures, windows, doors and air conditioning will be heard during a series of upcoming town hall meetings.

Meetings will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. Gerald Church Fellowship Hall, 96th and Q streets. The first meeting was held Monday at St. Gerald Chapel.

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