Second School Without Heat This Week

A second Johnston County public school was without heat this week.  Several classrooms at South Johnston High School near Four Oaks were without heat when students arrived this morning (Wednesday).  Repairs were completed around 10:00am but it still took a few hours before the classrooms warmed up.  Johnston County Schools declined to release specific details about the problem.

“There was a work order put in and the issue was fixed this morning by the HVAC team,” according to Dolores Gill, Chief of Staff and Communications. “At this time, this is the information that is available.”

One parent claimed one of the classrooms was a frigid 38 degrees this morning. That information could not be verified.

On Tuesday, a number of classrooms at Four Oaks Elementary School were without heat.  Students were relocated to other rooms that had heat.  The school system said parents were notified and they had the option to take their children home without penalty.

JoCoReport has learned a new HVAC unit has been ordered to replace an older unit giving mechanical problems at Four Oaks Elementary School. The new unit should arrive by the end of January. No information was released as to when it might be installed.