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Baltimore teachers call on city to close all schools amid heating issues

Baltimore teachers call on city to close all schools amid heating issues

The Baltimore Teachers Union is urging the city to shut down all schools until officials can get a handle on heating problems that already closed some buildings and left children shivering in others.

“I implore that you close schools in the District until your facilities crew has had time to properly assess and fix the heating issues within the affected schools in Baltimore City,” Baltimore Teachers Union President Marietta English wrote in a letter that was hand-delivered Wednesday to the school system’s CEO, Sonja Santelises.

“This is the best way to ensure the safety of our members and our children,” English wrote.

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