Students and teachers at Hickory Creek Elementary received an extra special treat on Halloween – no school.
Due to problems with the heat, school was canceled Tuesday.
A letter emailed to parents on Monday said, “Hickory Creek Elementary experienced a problem with its boiler and heating system on Monday, 10-30-2017. Our maintenance staff has worked to resolve the problem but the problem will not be repaired by morning. Classes at Hickory Creek Elementary will be canceled on Tuesday, 10-31-2017, due to the heating system failure and temperatures falling into the 30s overnight. We apologize for this issue and we hope to have the problem resolved on Tuesday.”
In addition to students, Hickory Creek faculty and staff were not required to report to school. The Halloween school closing applied to Hickory Creek only.
School principal Mike Mansfield said the heat failed Monday the first time it was used.
"We had tested it earlier and it worked fine," said Mansfield. "In the best interest of students and teachers we decided to cancel school."
Director of Schools Bobby Cox said it will only amount to a one-day layoff as school resumes Wednesday at Hickory Creek.
"They worked Monday night to around 9:30 p.m. and finally finished up on Tuesday," said Cox. "It's all fixed and school is a go."