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SAISD superintendent addresses air conditioning failures

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – As the temperature continues to soar over 100 degrees this week, some students and teachers in the San Antonio School District are dealing with a lack of air conditioning in their classrooms. Students at Fox Tech High School are being bused to San Antonio College, while some students at Jefferson, Burbank and Sam Houston High Schools have been relocated to other classrooms on campus.

“We have some bigger issues at a couple of campuses, such as Jefferson and Fox Tech that we’ve actually prioritized, and those are issues where we actually had to go out and purchase parts,” said SAISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez.

He says technicians are working ’round the clock to make the necessary repairs.

“Because of the extreme heat , it’s taking longer to get the systems up and running,” said Martinez.

While Martinez says about 40 classrooms are affected, the district has purchased more than a hundred portable air conditioners to make sure the kids stay cool.

Martinez said the air conditioning system at Fox Tech is up and running, but they’re taking no chances. Those students will use classrooms at SAC for one more day before resuming classes at their home campus on Friday.

Ultimately, Martinez says the district is going to have to replace the aging air conditioning systems.


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