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Enfield school closed Monday for boiler repairs

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JFK middle School in Enfield (WFSB) JFK middle School in Enfield (WFSB)

A school in Enfield will be closed on Monday so officials can repair a boiler.

The school district is also closed Friday following Blizzard Brody, however officials contacted parents saying JFK Middle School will be closed on Monday as well.

Earlier this week, Channel 3 reported that students were advised to dress warmly on Wednesday because of a heating issue on Tuesday.

Channel 3 spoke with Superintendent Christopher Drezek, who said it has never been unsafe for students and staff at JFK. They’ve shuffled classrooms around to warmer parts of the building and asked people to wear more layers. 

Drezek said JFK has two boilers and for the past week, only one has been working. He added the broken boiler will be fixed on Monday.  

“I do apologize for the inconvenience this situation has caused for everyone involved, but I want to take this opportunity to thank our Buildings and Grounds staff for working tirelessly to rectify the situation," Drezek said in a statement on the district website. 

Drezek said contractors will have to shut off the entire heating system on Monday and the job will take around eight hours to do. 

The superintendent said he has been told temps are okay to shut off the heat Monday and not cause issues for the building. 

Drezek said JFK middle school will be back open and warmed up in time for school on Tuesday. 

Read the superintendent's full message here.

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