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Holly Grove Elementary closed by AC faliure

Posted June 25, 2009

— Holly Grove Elementary School in Holly Springs let students go home early Thursday after the air conditioner at the school failed, said Michael Evans, spokesman for the Wake County Public School System.

The school, at 1451 Avent Ferry Road, was scheduled to dismiss at 3:45 p.m. Students were released at 1:30 p.m.

The school was making repairs and classes were expected to resume on a normal schedule Friday.


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  • colliedave Jun 25, 2009

    so these schools not have windiws that can open? I grew up attending schools in Tampa that had no A/C and never suffered from the lack of comfort

  • WakeCoNative Jun 25, 2009

    That's right, m0nky. We used to attend school from Labor Day - Memorial Day. Had June, July & August off. Only had to go to school in June if we had a lot of snow days that year. Wish my kids had a similar schedule rather than Track 4.

  • WakeCoNative Jun 25, 2009

    I am a product of WCPSS (1977-1990). In elementary & middle school, we were routinely dismissed at noon when the temperature exceeded 90 degrees b/c the schools did not have AC. Only high schools had AC b/c they held Summer School.

    "Fairies?" Really? I thought parents were responsible for raising their children, not WCPSS.

  • m0nky Jun 25, 2009

    MillerB, they never shut down school when there was not AC when you were a kid because you didn't go to school in the dead of summer.

  • HopingForABetterWorld Jun 25, 2009

    Wouldn't be the same if there wasn't the token, "Blame year round schools" comment that has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the issue. They would break down year round or not.

  • mrduffin Jun 25, 2009

    The A/C runs all summer even if the kids are out. Year-round schools did not contribute to this problem.

  • MillerB Jun 25, 2009

    And people wondoer why our kids these days are complete fairies? They never shut school down for no AC when I was in elementary school.

  • time4real Jun 25, 2009

    another casualty of schools being made to cope with year round schedules. add it to the lacking state budget, our new taxes can replace the unit. and be ready to do the same for all the other year round schools where the air units never stop!