August 15, 2021
To the Carson Community:
As Decatur ISD staff and teachers prepare for the second week of the 2021-22 school year, we want to update you on the HVAC issue at Carson Elementary.
After a walkthrough four weeks ago, Director of Maintenance John Knowles composed a list of repairs that were needed at Carson. The list was prioritized based on criteria such as areas, timeframe, and parts availability.
CLICK HERE TO READ the comprehensive list of HVAC issues that have been discovered, fixed, and still need to be fixed at the Carson campus.
The DISD maintenance staff and outside technicians went to work immediately on repairs. In the last three weeks, as repairs were made based on the original list compiled during the walkthrough, additional issues have been discovered. These issues are unforeseen and lead to additional repair time and additional parts needed.
Based on the time needed for these repairs, availability of parts, the magnitude of the situation, and the start of 2021-2022, a decision was made before school started to order temporary air conditioning units to ensure classrooms were operating at the temperature level needed.
We know that in the August heat, the facility issues at Carson have been trying. Thank you for your patience as we continue to work hard to fix what is broken.