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october 26, 2020

Glendive Public Schools wants to be sure that the public stays informed on important issues pertaining to our school districts. Please refer to the Timeline Reports regarding the Washington Middle School and Lincoln Elementary School boiler issues that resulted in moving to online instruction on October 19th and 20th, 2020.


Please click on the link below for each report:
Lincoln Boiler Issue Report - 10/23/20
Washington Boiler Issue Report - 10/23/20


Also, please check back to our new Facilities Page on the Glendive Public Schools website for important facilities information in the future!
GPS Facilities Page


Thank you!

october 20,2020

WMS

Good news at WMS! The boiler parts came in today and they were able to make the appropriate fixes on the boiler and get it running this evening. We will have all "A Group" students in attendance on Wednesday, October 21st. Please make sure your child is dressed for the cold conditions outside as we will be outside before school and during lunch recess.

october 20, 2020

LES

Good News! The crack in our boiler has been repaired and we now have heat at Lincoln School! School will resume tomorrow Wednesday October 21st. Wednesday is an A day for students, our B students will be offsite. Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the cold weather as the students will be outside for recess.

october 19, 2020

WMS

ALL WMS classes will be online again tomorrow. Please have your students check in with their teachers tomorrow morning.


Update on the boiler:
We had our annual boiler inspection this summer. There were no immediate repairs recommended from the inspectors. Boilers were reassembled and ready to be fired up when temperatures forecasted to drop below 40 degrees for extended periods. Once we fired the boilers, it was determined that the primary gas valves (installed almost 30 years ago) had a leak in them. This was an unforeseen failure as they had just passed inspection. Due to the nature of the gas valves failing, they were leaking natural gas into the boiler room. For the safety of everyone, it was determined that school needed to be moved online until the valves could be replaced. Currently, the closest valves of this type are in Chicago. The valves have been ordered and overnighted. Once here, the repairs will be able to be done so that we will have heat again at WMS. If everything goes well, we should be able to have everyone back in the building on Wednesday. We will update everyone tomorrow once we know more.

october 19, 2020

LES

ALL LES classes will be online again tomorrow. Please have your students check in with their teachers tomorrow morning.


Update on the boiler:
We had our annual boiler inspection this summer. Due to the age of the boiler, there was an immediate repair needed. Unfortunately, there are only a couple of repair technicians in a four state region that are certified to do this type of repair on this age of boiler. We immediately scheduled with a repair technician to get it fixed. Because of the demand of these technicians, we were put on a waiting list. We have continually communicated with the repair technician throughout the summer and into the fall. And with the latest updated schedule, he was to be here on the 19th of October. Unfortunately, we got hit with unusually cold weather sooner than we expected. Currently, the repair technician is in route and once the repairs have been done and it is properly inspected, we will have heat again at LES. We do not know yet how long these repairs will take as this is an old boiler and the area of concern might spread to other areas. The best case scenario is that we have students back in the building on Wednesday. The worst case scenario is the boiler could be out of service for an extended period of time. We will update everyone tomorrow once we know more.

October 18, 2020

WMS

We have been unable to fire the boiler at WMS because of a found gas leak. With this cold spell that we have, it is too cold to have students in the building all day. Currently the school is between 40-50 degrees and we do not have a way to warm up the building. For the health and safety of our students and staff, all WMS classes tomorrow will be online. Please have your students check in with their teachers tomorrow.


Please be on the look out for more information being sent out tomorrow once we know more about the boiler situation.

October 18, 2020

LES

We have been unable to fire the boiler at LES and with this cold spell that we have, it is too cold to have students in the building all day. Currently the school is between 40-50 degrees and we do not have a way to warm up the building. For the health and safety of our students and staff, all LES classes tomorrow will be online. Please have your students check in with their teachers tomorrow.

Please be on the look out for more information being sent out tomorrow once we know more about the boiler.