I teach at a middle school that is a walking district because the section is so small. So, the students are expected to walk to school rather than taking buses, however this is not usually a problem, except in the winter. Then it is often too cold outside for the students to walk. This results in a number of thirty minute delays at the start of the school day. The thought is that the weather will hot up a little as the day goes on making the walk a little easier on the students. But however, the students are often complaining about this because it is still actually cold even after the delays. Finally when the students finally get to school, they can’t get warmed up because the heating in the building is functions actually poorly. There is little relief from the bitter, cold air outside. While the administration claims to be operating the heating system at full function, the hallways are still cold; Students end up keeping their overcoats on to try to stay warm, which is a hazard and takes up a lot of space, and in our classroom, I was forced to purchase several area heating systems to compensate for the exhausting heating. While several professors choose to just suck it up, I want to be comfortable and I want our students to be comfortable. It is difficult for students to learn when they are shivering and complaining about the temperature of the room. If every one of us are going to have students walking in the cold, after that I know that it is our responsibility to deliver effective heating for when the students finally arrive. They should be greeted with a gust of hot air and a cozy environment. It seems to myself and others that the principal should contact a heating and cooling professional to service our gas furnace. Better yet, the school should replace the whole thing!