DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) -- In DeKalb County and a new school year brings new challenges, like learning how to deal with the heat.
As many as 14 schools are dealing with cooling issues and the district has brought in portable air conditioning units.
“If it’s really hot in the classroom I can sort of become light headed and faint,” Druid Hills High School Student Ethan Knight said.
Ethan Knight and his buddies said it has been a rough couple of days at Druid Hills High School.
“I remember the first day my homeroom class was pretty hot and pretty uncomfortable,” Druid Hills High School Student Isaac Hall-George said.
There is no doubt a problem with the HVAC system which also has educators concerned. Teacher Sam Brown even spoke out about it. He sent the following statement:
"My shirt was stuck to my back through Wednesday. Thank goodness my room got straightened out Thursday, but there are still teachers and kids who are sweating."
Repairs are also in the works at nearby Avondale Elementary School, where six rooms weren’t cooling properly.
“I feel like they need to get it together. It’s been almost a year and a half of this now and it’s just really uncomfortable because I just don’t really know what to wear or what I need to bring especially with the weather,” Knight said.
The DeKalb County School District told CBS46 they installed a new HVAC system at Avondale Elementary School, so most of their issues have been resolved. At Druid Hills High School, there is only one classroom down, but a portable spot cooler has been placed inside.
Here are the latest numbers including the number of classrooms affected:
Arabia Mountain High School - 6
Briar Vista Elementary School - 3
Clarkston High School - 7
DeKalb Early College Academy (DECA) - 10
Laurel Ridge Elementary - 11
Lithonia High School - 6
Redan Middle School - 3
Rockbridge Elementary School - 5
Rowland Elementary School - 4
Shadowrock Elementary School - 5 + Cafeteria
Stone Mountain Middle School - 4
Tucker High School - 12 + Cafeteria