Detroit school closed without heat scrambling for fix

George Crockett Academy closed since Dec. 13

DETROIT – A Detroit charter school with no heat has already been closed for a week, and it could be a whole lot longer. The school closure has some parents upset.

George Crockett Academy has been closed since students were sent home early Dec. 13, and it looks like it will remain closed for weeks, putting hundreds of parents in a bind.

The building has no heat, and the school is scrambling for a fix. Three portable heaters were fashioned with hoses to blow warm air into the school, but it's not working.

The school's website said the school will reopen Tuesday. Now, parents are being told that the school will likely reopen Jan. 3.

Parents are unhappy, but the school said parents have the use of the school's online resources to teach their children at home.

Homework packets are being mailed out, basically telling parents to home-school their children until they can repair the school's furnace.

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