Roanoke Avenue school reopened Tuesday

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Roanoke Avenue Elementary was closed this morning due to a faulty boiler

The Roanoke Avenue elementary school in Riverhead reopened Tuesday. The school was closed Monday due to boiler problems.

School officials were forced to make the decision to call off classes Sunday night, after it became apparent the boiler would not be fixed — and the school would not be heated — in time for the start of the week, said Sandra Kolbo, a spokeswoman for the Riverhead School District.

Staff members were required to report to Roanoke, she said. Officials did not suspect the faulty boiler posed any danger to students.

It has not yet been determined how the students, grades K through 4, will make up for the lost day.