LPS Students Shiver Through the Day

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A new money-saving plan implemented in the Lincoln Public School district has many school children shivering their way through the school day.

Last month, LPS announced the temperatures at all school buildings and offices would be set at 50 degrees most nights to save on heating costs.

Even daytime settings of 64 to 68 degrees are lower than last year's 72-75 degrees.

With 60 buildings and a mixture of old and new heating systems, turning down thermostats has not happened overnight, or uniformly.

What is certain is the chill teachers and students are feeling.

At Elliott Elementary last week, one student was seen doing his work with a sweatshirt pulled over his head. In keyboarding class down the hall, third-graders told their teacher their fingers were cold to type. And on the opposite end of the building, a boy wrote "cold" at the bottom of his paper.

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