BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Huffman High School will be closed to students Friday because the air conditioning system is not working properly.
Craig Williams with Birmingham City Schools confirmed students will be out Friday, but staff will be there.
Officials say technicians will begin work on Friday. They say the issues came from failed compressors and motherboards in the system.
“It is very important to us to make sure that we have classrooms that are conducive for learning, that are comfortable for teachers to teach and students to learn,” said Chief Operations Officer Troy Williams. “As we identify and are notified of AC issues, our job is that we’re responding quickly and getting those repairs made.”
We’re told school leaders provided accommodations for students and staff members Thursday by adjusting class schedules and utilizing cooler areas in the building.
The school district says the HVAC issues at Huffman are isolated, and leaders will continue to closely monitor the repairs over the weekend.
WBRC reported earlier in the week at least one other school in the district had issues with air conditioning, but those repairs have been made.