Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Old and New MCPS Schools are Flooding This Week. All about that Maintenance.

On Monday the Parents' Coalition showed a picture of the flooding at the new Blair High School.  
Today we have video of flooding at the old Blair High School.
This week, MCPS buildings old and new are flooding.  The Board of Education has decided to  keep hundreds of administrator positions in the budget, but cut 17 maintenance positions for next year.  
We hope those 1,700+ MCPS administrators know how to repair pipes, HVAC systems and do mold remediation.

Video Published on Feb 18, 2015
On Monday, February 17th, 2015 several sprinklers on the second floor in the front stairwell froze and ruptured sending water cascading down the stairs to the front entrance, Band Room, Chorus Room and Main Office. Water made its way down the hall into adjoining Sligo Creek ES. The sprinklers that caused this flood were replacements for the ones that burst and flooding in January 2014. It is believed that inadequate heat in this stairwell caused both sprinkler failures.


  1. Am I the only one that gets the "This Video is Private" error?

    "It is believed that inadequate heat in this stairwell caused both sprinkler failures." Now THAT is a B.F.O... a Blinding Flash of the Obvious. It also seems obvious that heat should be kept on and at a temperature higher than freezing during a severe cold spell, but what do I know?


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