Bedford supervisors approve plan to borrow money for school HVAC repair

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BEDFORD, Va. (WDBJ7) School leaders in Bedford County have cleared a final hurdle to move ahead on what they call a "much needed" maintenance project.

The school board will borrow $712,000 to fix a heating and cooling system that malfunctioned at Liberty High School. County supervisors had to sign off on the plan. At a meeting Monday night, all but one supervisor, Tommy Scott, voted in favor of the idea.

"Construction is going to begin as soon as school is out, hopefully the day after Memorial Day, and it should be done by the first week in August so it will not effect the school year," said Susan Kirby, a school board member who represents families in the Liberty attendance zone.

The HVAC system at Liberty High School hasn't worked properly for several years. Students said some classrooms were especially cold on winter days while others were too warm.