Students at Henry J. Winters Elementary School in Pawtucket, Rhode Island are set to return to the classroom on Friday following a pipe burst and subsequent flooding earlier this year. The school had been closed since a heating coil malfunctioned during a record-breaking cold snap, causing significant water damage to 23 third-floor classrooms. The school was supposed to reopen on Monday but another pipe burst over the weekend causing more water damage. The cause of both heating coil failures remains under investigation. Despite the frustration of parents whose children have been distance learning since, the acting superintendent has stated that the $49 million elementary school is “fully-functioning” and that no issues have been found with the heating coils.

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