Complaints About School Start Date, Air Conditioning Failures Begin Year

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Kanawha County’s school board has received complaints about the early August school start date and air conditioning failures.

According to The Charleston Gazette-Mail, school board member Ryan White said at Wednesday’s board meeting that the school system should look into doing another audit of its maintenance needs.

Dinah Adkins, co-president of the county’s chapter of the West Virginia Education Association teachers union, told the board that if animals were left in cars at those temperatures, the police would be called. Adkins says children and school employees deserve better.

Last Friday, the school system closed seven schools due to air conditioning and power failures. Four of the county’s schools were closed Monday due to similar issues.

School system officials couldn’t say Wednesday exactly when a maintenance audit was last completed.