TAKING ACTION: Parents concerned about heating system at Guntersville Middle

Northeast Alabama
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GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -- Guntersville Middle School officials say they are working as fast as they can to fully restore the heat in Guntersville Middle School. Meanwhile, parents are concerned about their students.

After concerned parents reached out to WHNT News 19, we spoke with Guntersville City School officials about what they are doing to remedy the problems with the heating system at the middle school.

Superintendent Dale Edwards tells us they started having problems with the heating and air conditioning system at the school several weeks ago. Workers started repairing the systems, but officials say it's proved to be major undertaking and it is taking more time than expected.

"There's some temporary heat in the building. It's not like the building is completely without heat right now," Edwards says. "It's just not functioning as fully operative as it normally would."

Edwards says they've reworked the old heating system to provide some heat to part of the school. The other classrooms have working space heaters. "We hope in the next week, or in the next week or two that it will be completed," Edwards says.

Officials say they are working as quickly as they can to get the system fully operational. They say parents were not notified of the situation as the heating system is working, it's just not working to its full capacity.

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