Our principal refused to repair the heating system, our school is cold, in a school in the US, nobody would be allowed to leave the heating system broken at a school.
I could only imagine the public outrage if a school refused to repair the heating system, the school that I was teaching at was not in the US, but the school was a small school in Asia, and it completely supported itself financially.
The students paid their tuition, and this tuition funded everything. The school was making quite a bit of money, but they still wanted to save every penny that they could, but apparently, the principal thought that it was a great idea to try to save money by not fixing the heating system. The school was small, so they were able to install one heating system for the entire building. They found a used heating system for the building, however the heating system ran easily, so nobody complained! However, halfway through the school year, the heating system stopped working. Nobody knew why the heating system stopped working, but the school closed for a few days while the office was supposed to hire a heating and A/C serviceman to repair the broken heating system. However, when we all came back to the school, the heating system still wasn’t working. Instead, the school obtained space furnaces for each classroom to use as the primary heat source. We couldn’t believe that the school was serious, but they were. Apparently, the heating system needed to be replaced, and purchasing section furnaces was going to be a lot cheaper. They work pretty well, the hallways and bathrooms are chilly.