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Students and staff at Union Middle School experienced a chilly return to school after winter break when a boiler malfunctioned Wednesday.

SANDY — Students and staff at Union Middle School experienced a chilly return to school after winter break when a boiler malfunctioned Wednesday.

"In some of the classrooms, the temperatures hovered around 40 degrees, which is too chilly to keep the kids in there and have it be conducive to learning," said Canyons School District spokesman Jeff Haney.

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Haney said teachers and students from the affected classrooms temporarily relocated to the school's media center "where it was nice and warm and school could continue as usual just in a different location."

Meanwhile, maintenance crews repaired the boiler and the school returned to normal temperatures later in the day, Haney said.

Otherwise, it was a smooth return to school after the winter recess, said Haney. This was also the case in Davis and Granite districts, despite recent frigid winter temperatures, according to spokesmen for those districts.

Union Middle School, located at 615 E. 8000 South, is scheduled for a rebuild under a $283 million school construction bond approved by voters in 2017.