A metro Atlanta school district is now reporting heat issues at nearly 20 schools across the county as they continue their work to fix the problems.
The DeKalb County School District released a statement on Thursday naming schools across the system that have at least one room that is experiencing the problems.
"The goal and standard is to make sure all HVAC units are in good working order,” a spokesperson for the district said. “However, as with any mechanical device, maintenance beyond normal upkeep may be required based on usage and happenstance. When challenges do occur, we make the necessary repairs and take the proper actions to maintain a healthy and safe learning environment for students and staff.”
That comes just one day after 11Alive reported on a heating problem at Laurel Ridge Elementary School where multiple rooms were without heat. However, new numbers show just one room there is without heat now. The school had previously placed space heaters in all classrooms with little or no heat.
The district released this list of schools experiencing heat issues. More than 80 classes were impacted as of 10:45 a.m., Thursday.
- Laurel Ridge Elementary School - 1 room
- Clarkston High School - 15 to 20 rooms
- Salem Middle School - 10 rooms and one rooftop unit
- Chapel Hills Elementary School - 4 rooms
- Chapel Hill Middle School - 12 rooms
- Bob Mathis Elementary School - multi-purpose building
- Browns Mill Elementary School - multi-purpose building
- International Student Center - 5 to 6 rooms plus front office
- Arabia Mountain High School – 10 to 15 rooms
- Sequoyah Middle School - entire building down
- Smoke Rise Elementary School - more than 10 rooms
- Stephenson High School - media center only
- Wadsworth Elementary School - 5 to 6 rooms
- Online Registration - 3 rooms
- Druid Hills Middle School - media center
- Princeton Elementary School – 5 to 6 rooms
- Towers High School – 5 to 7 classrooms
To help with the issue, students and teachers throughout the district that have been directly impacted by the lack of heat have been moved to other classrooms.