ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Students at Anderson High School, which delayed the start of its school year and weeks later dismissed classes early due to extreme heat in its building mid-renovation, will get another unexpected break from classes Tuesday and Wednesday.
According to a message from Forest Hills Schools superintendent Scot Prebles, those days will simply be too cold "to provide a comfortable classroom learning environment" with the temporary heating system currently in place.
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Despite canceled classes, many students still showed up early on Tuesday to light a display of the periodic table of elements carved entirely out of jack-o'-lanterns for a third year running.
While students stay home, Prebles said construction crews will have "uninterrupted" time to install a permanent heating system for the rest of the school year.
"I am disappointed and frustrated that students and staff will endure another construction delay at Anderson, and I am truly sorry for any inconvenience it will cause," Prebles said
Some students said they noticed classrooms getting cold Monday. Senior Teddy Kolesnikov said a teacher with a thermometer in his room measured the temperature at less than 60 degrees.
"It was chilly," he said. "I had a sweatshirt and jacket on and I was still kind of cold."
Students, families and teacher have spent much of the year working around the $21 million renovation project, which district officials predict will be complete in 2019.