High school in Roblin without heat, students learning at community centre
Submitted photo of the temporary classrooms set up in Roblin, Man.
WINNIPEG -- Goose Lake High School in Roblin Man., has temporarily closed its doors due to what the school calls "challenges with our heating systems."
Students are still attending class though as the Roblin Community Centre is temporarily housing classes until the problem has been fixed.
Students and teachers were moved to the community centre Thursday morning and in a letter to parents the school said "student learning and classroom instruction will continue at our temporary location."
The school said it is hopeful the heating system will be fully operational in the next few days, adding classes and exams will continue at the high school once the heating system is fixed.
The school is also providing transportation for kids who usually walk to school, so they can get to the community centre.
Dan Ward, superintendent for Mountain View School Division, told CTV News in an email that the heating system at the school failed on Jan. 14.
“The school was closed on January 14 and 15 and the division took measures to provide temporary heat to the school. As a replacement boiler will not likely be operational until some time next week, we made the decision to relocate students and staff to the Roblin Community Centre.
We are hopeful that the heating system will be restored at some point next week, and at that time students and staff will return to Goose Lake High.”
Ward said they are communicating with parents through their website and an electronic and text notification system.