Heat out in part of Grand Rapids’ Union High

Grand Rapids
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Grand Rapids high school is working to fix a heating problem as temperatures start to drop.

The heat exchange system has gone out on the east side of Union High School, cutting heat to seven classrooms. On Monday, GRPS spokesman John Helmholdt said the heat has been out for more than a week.

He said two space heaters have been placed in each classroom and temperatures were up to 66 degrees on the first floor and 67 degrees on the second. Students are also wearing jackets.

Helmholdt said a technician is coming to the school Tuesday and officials hope to have the heat back on by the middle of this week.

GRPS said the current heating system is outdated and that Union High School is slated to get a $17 million renovation, including new heating and cooling systems.

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