Liberty High in Bedford County dismissing students early on Friday due to HVAC issues

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BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Liberty High School students will be released early on Friday because of ongoing HVAC repair issues at the Bedford County school.

According to Bedford County Public Schools, students will be released at 12:45 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27.

School officials say the main campus HVAC unit failed on Thursday, Aug. 26, and after ongoing repairs throughout the night, they hope the unit will be fixed at some point on Friday.

“Although classrooms are currently at comfortable temperatures, this may change late in the afternoon as the daytime temperature rises,” the school district said in a statement on Friday. “We are incredibly sorry for this situation, and assure you that we are mobilizing every resource to get this resolved as quickly as possible.”

Liberty High will use a modified schedule in order to allow students to have a shortened version of all classes, as well as make sure everyone has plenty of time to receive both breakfast and lunch.

However, school officials say this closure only relates to the school day itself. Meanwhile, Liberty High School coaches have made the following decisions about afterschool activities for Friday afternoon and evening:

  • Football: Players will remain at school and report to field house following dismissal at 12:45 p.m. The away game at William Byrd is still on.
  • Volleyball: No JV or varsity practice.
  • Cheerleading: Head home and return at 5 p.m.
  • Golf: No practice scheduled.
  • Cross Country: Practice from 1 to 2:45 p.m.

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