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Smith High School students to learn remotely on Tuesday due to HVAC issues

Smith High School said the air conditioning hasn't been fully repaired.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Smith High School students will learn remotely on Tuesday due to ongoing air conditioning issues. 

Smith High School's website has the following message on it: 

"Smith High will have a remote learning day on Tuesday, August 30, because the air conditioning system has not yet been fully repaired. After-school sports practices will be held at the normal times. We anticipate that we will be back in school on Wednesday on a normal schedule." 

Smith High School and Ragsdale High School were both let out early on Monday because of HVAC problems. The classrooms were too hot for students. 

GCS officials said when a school building reaches 85 degrees or higher, that's typically when students are sent home. 

Last week, Jamestown Middle School students were sent home for the same reason. 

This isn't a new problem for Guilford County schools. 

GCS currently has around 540 work orders out for HVAC maintenance in buildings, and 44 schools across the district have HVAC issues. 

GCS Superintendent Dr. Sharon Contreras said that's why it's important for the community to invest in schools, so they get proper maintenance. 

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