The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

February 1, 2013

Keep students warm


DANVILLE — Editor:

I have a question for the Danville District 118 school board members: On Jan. 22, Danville High School was without heat due to boiler issues. From my understanding, the school did not have heat all day. Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn’t the high temperature that day was 17 degrees with wind chills in the negative digits?

Why are our children going to school at a place with no heat when the temperatures are low, but they cancel an extracurricular sporting activity because of there being no heat. I do not understand this logic.

I understand they fixed the boiler, but the kids were without heat most of the day. Shouldn’t we keep the kids home where it is warm, instead of worrying about the state money and taking a chance of getting some of the kids sick in the first place?

Dannielle West