Grants students sent home due to cold classrooms


GRANTS, N.M. (KRQE) – Some New Mexico students got to go home early Wednesday because it was too cold to stay in their classrooms.

The newly built Los Alamitos Middle School in Grants is having some boiler issues. The superintendent says it wouldn’t get above 55 degrees in one wing. They thought the problem was fixed last week but found out Wednesday it wasn’t.

The kids in the affected wing were moved to warmer areas but it isn’t a long term solution.

“They were able to manage with that situation but you can’t provide quality instruction when you have that condensation of kids…when you have an enrollment of 450 kids all in one wing,” said Superintendent Dr. Mark Space.

The Kids were sent home at 11:00 a.m.

The superintendent says the contractor is working to fix the problem and they’re hopeful it will be fixed by Thursday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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