Cold Weather Expose Heat, Pipe Issues At Schools This Week

6:59 PM, Jan 8, 2014   |    comments
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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The record-low temperatures this week have caused a lot of problems for people across the Triad, including kids in school.

Guilford County Schools said Wednesday it has received more than 250 service calls since Monday because of the weather. A caller told WFMY News 2 there was no heat at Northeast Middle school. GCS said the classrooms are in the 60s because the school began an HVAC replacement. The principal told parents about the situation on Sunday and told students to bundle up. The district confirmed the heat was back on Wednesday afternoon.

WFMY News 2 tagged along with some Guilford County crews as they responded to one school after another on Wednesday. They started at the Academy at Lincoln and fixed the heat in the cafeteria. Then, they headed to McLeansville Elementary, where the A/C broke. They figured out this was too big of a project to get done today, but the heat is on at the school.

The school system said it understands families are frustrated with the heating and plumbing problems, but they have crews working on these service calls. Guilford County schools says safety and comfort is a top concern. 

The school system manages more than 700 buildings, 73,000 students and 10,000 employees. GCS says some of the buildings are more than 50-years old.



WFMY News 2

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