Isle of Wight Co. elementary school closed Tuesday due to broken air conditioning

Posted at 1:00 PM, Sep 19, 2016

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, Va. – Westside Elementary School will be closed on Tuesday, September 20 due to a failed air conditioning system.

The cooling water tower for the school’s air conditioning system failed, causing the building to be without air conditioning.

Marsha Cale, the principal of the school, made the announcement on Monday just before noon.

Here is Cale’s entire message that was shared with parents Monday:

“This is Marsha Cale, principal of Westside Elementary School,  calling to inform you that the cooling water tower motor for our air conditioning system has failed, causing the building to be without air conditioning. As a result of tomorrow’s forecast for extreme humidity, Westside Elementary will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, September 20.   We are taking all of the necessary precautions to ensure students’ safety and comfort throughout today.  Emergency procurement is being utilized to overnight the necessary part and have repairs completed tomorrow.  We will resume normal operations on Wednesday.  If you are concerned about the heat today, you may pick your child up early from school this afternoon.  Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.”