GARNER, N.C. — Students from Rand Road Elementary were dismissed at noon Tuesday after the air-conditioning system broke.
Administrators decided to close the school at 300 Arbor Greene Drive early due to a forecast high in the low 90s, Greg Thomas, a spokesman for the Wake County Public School System, said.
Repairs could not be completed Tuesday morning, because replacement parts were delayed, he said.
Crews will repair the system Tuesday night in an effort to have it functioning by Wednesday morning. The forecast high for Wednesday is 95 degrees.
No end-of-grade testing was scheduled for Tuesday. Any changes to the testing schedule will be posted on the school system's Web site, Thomas said.
Rand Road is a year-round school with approximately 692 students enrolled.