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Old 10-21-2016, 04:42 PM
 
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It seems like some school districts are realizing the importance of air conditioning in the classrooms. I think ths is reasonable and want to consider moving to a district that has AC for the classrooms. We have a middle schooler and high schooler. I have heard that some districts have adopted bonds (like Bellmore Merrick) to equip all classrooms with air conditioning. Is this retrofit becoming the norm? Can anyone chime in with the names of other school districts that have AC in all classrooms? Or will have Ac n the next year or so? Must be commutable to midtown in under 1.5 hours. We would consider westchester or Long Island. Thanks
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Old 10-24-2016, 05:33 PM
 
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Is this really your primary concern?
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Old 10-25-2016, 07:13 AM
 
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Is this really your primary concern?
I was thinking the same thing. AC in schools, sure its nice. I don't see it as one of the top 50 factors in choosing a school for my kids. Every school, if there is a medical reason, is required to put AC in the classroom for those kids. Our school has 3 such classrooms this year. But other than that, its just not a big enough deal for me to even think about it, let alone look for it. I wish the original poster the best of luck, but I have never thought about it and could not even begin to help.
All the best to you!
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Old 10-25-2016, 08:32 AM
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The schools aren't open during the main AC months.
Usually a window cracked open is fine.
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Old 10-25-2016, 11:04 AM
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The amount of days needing a/c are very few and I don't believe the kids will melt. I can think of far greater concerns in choosing a school...
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Old 10-30-2016, 03:18 PM
 
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Wow, clearly you people have never been in an un-airconditioned school during a hot June or September. There were several years when I taught with no a/c and June and/or September was brutally hot. The temp in the classroom didn't go below 95 degrees the entire month of June one year and the month was essentially lost. No instruction was taking place as we kept the lights off and tried to move as little as possible. By the end of the day we all felt a little sick and you can imagine what the room smelled like. As teachers it was a game to see how little you could wear while still looking "professional".

No, a window cracked open is NOT fine. I think the OP is right to think about this.
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