Due to issues with the air conditioning system, Huffman High School has cancelled classes for Friday to fix the issue.
On Thursday, Birmingham City Schools announced that Huffman students would not be going to class Friday due to air conditioning units not working in the building. Crews will work over the weekend to get the issues under control. Classes will resume Monday.
Prior to the cancellation of classes, the school system released a statement where they acknowledged that they were aware of the air conditioning issues at the school and that crews were working to repair the units.
“The school is making accommodations for students and staff members by adjusting class schedules and utilizing cooler areas of the building,” the statement read. “BCS will provide additional updates throughout the day relative to the situation.”
The AC malfunction comes at one of the hottest times of the year in the Southeast. In Birmingham, weather for the past week has reached highs of 95 degrees Fahrenheit and above. On Tuesday, the high temperature reached 101 degrees, the hottest it has been in the city since 2016.
Some of the issues may have existed as early as Wednesday, according to a Facebook post on “I Believe in Birmingham.”
The original Huffman High School was built in 1966 on Springville Road. In 2012, the former building was demolished and a new school was built nearby.