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Schools should address lack of air conditioning

August 26, 2013
Judy Oswood , Marshalltown

Many people in Marshalltown have the mistaken impression that all the schools in town are air conditioned. In fact, there are several schools here that are only partially air conditioned. The rooms that are not have been unbearably hot during the school day. It is virtually impossible to teach or learn when you are dripping wet, sick to your stomach, have a headache and are just generally lethargic. Those rooms can be in the high 90s, and the few windows open do nothing to cool things off. Each child in the room becomes a little "furnace" as the day goes by; and when you get 25 of those, the temperature really skyrockets.

 
 
 

 

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