Crosbyton CISD resumes classes as crews work to restore heat

Crosbyton CISD resumes classes as work to repair gas lines continues
Crosbyton CISD resumes classes as work to repair gas lines continues(Crosbyton CISD)
Published: Nov. 29, 2022 at 3:08 PM CST
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Crosbyton CISD resumed classes on Tuesday as crews continue working to restore heat to the elementary school building and gymnasiums.

Superintendent David Rodriguez said the district became aware of a gas leak in August.

At the beginning of November, Rodriguez said the district learned the entire gas line would need to be replaced at an estimated cost of $120,000.

The damage to the lines left the high school, elementary school, gymnasiums, and ag shop without heat.

The district canceled school on Nov. 18 because it was too cold to hold classes.

Crews worked on the gas lines over the Thanksgiving break and restored heat to the high school and ag shop.

However, the district canceled all classes on Monday since the elementary school and gymnasiums were still without heat.

That evening’s basketball games were played in Lorenzo.

Classes resumed on Tuesday, despite not having heat fully restored to the elementary school and gyms. Tuesday’s home games will be played in Cotton Center.

Rodriguez said they will utilize space heaters and rooms in areas that do have heat until the gas lines are fully repaired.