At least 3 SAISD schools dealing with A/C issues Tuesday as students return

Fox Tech students bused to San Antonio College


SAN ANTONIO – Add Burbank High School to the list of San Antonio Independent School District campuses with air conditioning problems, as the school year kicked off this week with outside temperatures soaring above 100 degrees.

A district spokesperson said students in the affected areas of the school were moved to other classrooms with working air conditioning while maintenance crews worked to make repairs.

Meanwhile, some other SAISD high school students went to college for the day as air conditioning problems continued for a second day at the Fox Tech campus.

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Ninth through 12th grade students from Fox Tech High School and the Advanced Learning Academy were taken by charter buses to the San Antonio College campus. San Antonio College is not yet in session, and each teacher was given a classroom for instruction, according to district spokesperson. Students will be bused back to Fox Tech prior to the 4 p.m. dismissal time.

At Sam Houston High School, an air conditioning outage also continued for a second day. Some repairs were performed Monday, but more work is needed.

An SAISD spokesperson said students would be moved to cool areas in the school on Tuesday while repairs are made.

The district spokesperson said maintenance crews did a lot of work at the schools over the summer but said issues can still pop up when there are 92 campuses in the district.

The affected schools are all slated for major renovations with money approved in the 2016 bond election. That work is being done in phases.

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