While students at all three Mathews County Public Schools missed two days’ instruction due to the storm, Mathews High School students spent a little more time out of class this past week than their middle- and elementary-school counterparts.
A problem with the boiler last Wednesday morning resulted in a strong odor throughout the high school, and students were sent home soon after they arrived. According to Superintendent of Schools Nancy Welch, the particular issue that caused the odor had been resolved by a contractor and MHS students were back in the classroom last Thursday.
Of course, the return to the classroom was short-lived as all three schools closed on Friday in anticipation of the approaching snowstorm and remained closed on Monday. All three schools returned to a normal schedule Tuesday. ...
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