The Price of Neglect
The last installment for 2007 in The Post's investigation of the D.C. schools highlights one example of how school officials have wasted previous infusions of money.
The $80 million in brand new boilers that were installed in 50 school buildings in recent years were not properly maintained, and many of them have broken down or needed major repairs. Many of the problems could have been avoided if the school system had followed the basic maintenance need of removing minerals from the water going into the boilers. That preventive measure would have cost just $100,000 a year for all the schools.
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