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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Whitman County schools face cold-snap problems

Frozen pipes and heating issues arise from winter storm


January 25, 2024

TEKOA — In an email from Wednesday, Jan. 17, Tekoa Principal Yolanda Bone reported that Tekoa School’s heating system experienced some issues during the cold snap, with some classes heating only up to 63 or 69 degrees.

“Some classes are heating up to programmed temperatures,” Bone said in the email, noting that classes with colder temperatures had space heaters running.

Tekoa was not the only school to experience some issues; LaCrosse School Superintendent Doug Curtis said that LaCrosse had some HVAC units on the rooftop with one of them shutting down, “We had some hot water issues,” he said,...

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