BRIEFLY.Byline: The Register-Guard
Boiler problem closes Briggs Middle School
SPRINGFIELD - Students at Briggs Middle School will have the day off from school today as a safety precaution following a boiler room boiler room n. a telephone bank operation in which fast-talking telemarketers or campaigners attempt to sell stock, services, goods, or candidates and act as if they are calling from an established company or brokerage. malfunction mal·func·tion
1. To fail to function.
2. To function improperly.
1. Failure to function.
2. Faulty or abnormal functioning. Sunday afternoon.
Smoke filled much of the school about 2 p.m. when low water in a boiler caused it to overheat o·ver·heat
v. o·ver·heat·ed, o·ver·heat·ing, o·ver·heats
1. To heat too much.
2. To cause to become excited, agitated, or overstimulated.
v.intr. , school district spokesman Jeff DeFranco said.
Four firetrucks and a fire department cleanup crew responded, DeFranco said.
District officials decided late Sunday to close school today because of smoke residue residue n. in a will, the assets of the estate of a person who has died with a will (died testate) which are left after all specific gifts have been made. Typical language: "I leave the rest, residue and remainder [or just residue] of my estate to my grandchildren. on walls, DeFranco said. Clean-up crews and an air quality expert will be at the school today, he said.
Bus drivers will distribute explanatory ex·plan·a·to·ry
Serving or intended to explain: an explanatory paragraph.
ex·plan fliers this morning to students and parents who have not yet heard about the closure, DeFranco said. Parents with questions can call the Briggs school office at 744-6350.
While a final decision won't be made until this afternoon, the district expects that the school can resume operations Tuesday, DeFranco said.