It is important to have air conditioning in public schools

Their mission is to have this project completed by the end of 2022

We are in the 21st century and believe it or not, but there are many cities with public schools that have no air conditioning available in their classrooms. It is important that children and teens have comfortable environments to prevent any interference in their ability to learn. The good news is, except for a few weeks of summer school, schools are typically on recess during the warmer Summer months. However, during the month of May and June when the temperatures could rise into the 90s, it could become uncomfortable in the classroom for the students as well as the faculty members. I assume the cost for equipping these buildings with central air would be quite substantial, hence the reason the school board is perhaps hesitant to fund air conditioning needs. We had no air conditioning when I attended high school back in the early 2000’s. However, the temperature back then did not rise to the levels that we see today, and on days that we considered hot, we simply opened the windows to the classrooms to let the air circulate through. In addition, my gym teacher held classes in the park located across the street. The trees provided shade and having class outdoors was better than being in the second floor gym that got extremely hot from all those teenagers running around. Recently, the school board in the city where I lived, approved the funds to install HVAC units in all their public schools. Their mission is to have this project completed by the end of 2022. I hope the students from my old high school will benefit from their new central air units because I can only imagine how difficult it must have been lately to focus on schoolwork while sitting in a classroom that felt more like a boiler room.


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