For about two weeks, the heat was out in much of Huey School in West Philadelphia, staff said. As of Monday, it still was not operational in the gym, cafeteria, and many classrooms.
With temperatures hovering around freezing, "you can see your breath in the air," said a teacher, who asked not to be identified for fear of reprisal.
On Tuesday morning, after a reporter's call to the Philadelphia School District, the heat was fixed.
Chanice Savage, a spokeswoman for the district, said that the work was completed Tuesday morning, but that the principal reported that at no time was classroom heat nonoperational.