I teach at a school that is a walking district: then because the part is so small, the students are expected to walk to school rather than taking buses. While this is not usually a problem, but in the winter, it is often too frigid outside for the students to walk. This results in a number of two hour delays at the start of the school afternoon. The thought is that the weather will moderate up a little as the afternoon goes, on making the walk a little easier on the students. Then however, the students are often complaining about this because it is still entirely frigid even after the delays. When the students finally get to school, because the heating in the building is functions entirely poorly they can’t get warmed up. There is little relief from the bitter, frigid air outside. While the administration claims to be operating the oil furnace at full function, the hallways are still frigid. However students end up keeping their jackets on to try to stay warm, which is a hazard and takes up a lot of space. But in my classroom, I was forced to purchase numerous space heating systems to compensate for the bad heating. I want to be comfortable and I want my students to be comfortable, though many instructors choose to just suck it up. It is difficult for students to learn when they are shivering and complaining about the temperature of the room. If both of us are going to have students walking in the cold, after that I suppose that it is our responsibility to provide effective heating for when the students finally arrive. They should be greeted with a gust of moderate air and a cozy environment. It seems to myself and my partner that the principal should contact a heating and cooling worker to maintenance our gas furnace. Better yet, both of us should replace the whole thing!