JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On the first day back for Jackson Public Schools, some students and faculty are dealing with intense heat at Woodville Heights Elementary.
A JPS official confirmed that there are some mechanical issues with air conditioning units there for some classrooms. Crews are working to fix the problem, they said.
Monday morning our crews captured video of crews working on the roof of the school. They appeared to be replacing air conditioning unit parts.
Earlier Monday, JPS Superintendent Cedrick Gray let parents and students know that they’re aware of the issues, and that they’re working to keep students safe in the heat.
“We have made preparations in all of our schools so we will either have air conditioning or we will make sure our scholars are taken care of,” he said.
We’re also told that school officials have extra bottled water on hands for students, and they do have a plan in place to move students if the heat becomes too much to bare.
To report issues at your child’s JPS school, call the Superintendent’s hotline at 601-960-2781. Officials will answer questions on August 10 and August 11 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.