Why are Twin Rivers classrooms cold, when the district reportedly has new heating units sitting unused in storage?

Temperatures hovered around 45 degrees in some Twin Rivers schools this winter, yet district officials reportedly have 140 new HVAC units worth about $3 million waiting to be installed.

The Sacramento Bee says they been stored for years.  Among them are dozens of units meant for Grant Union High School which were never installed, and a gigantic 60-ton heating and cooling unit that was left in a field where metal thieves got to it.

Former district officials reportedly said there wasn't enough money in the budget to install the HVAC units intended for Grant Union High, though the district has paid $17,000 to store them.

District officials did not immediately return a call for further comment.