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Does your classroom NOT have an air conditioner?!
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A previous post has me wondering if there are schools that do not have A/C. I can not even fathom not having an air conditioner! If you do not have one, what state are you in?

I'm in Florida, so an air conditioner is an absolute necessity. The temperature outside gets into the high 90's about 2 months of the school year. Combine that with the 100% humidity year round Too hot to not have AC in every single building!


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Old 08-29-2015, 12:09 PM
 
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No ac here in KY
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I do not have AC. I am in Ohio and my classroom has exceeded 98 degrees. It is going to be in the 90s next week. Not looking forward to it. The building is close to 30 years old. My room is on the hot side of the building that gets full afternoon sun.
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I could never do it LOL
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I would have to receive permission to install a window unit AC even if I had to pay for it myself. I'm in FL too so obviously I have AC but I do laps around the room as I'm teaching so ultimately I still sweat. I would die if I didn't have AC.
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Old 08-29-2015, 12:34 PM
 
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I am very lucky that I am in an air conditioned part of the school, but most of the district isn't air conditioned.

Growing up none of the school I was in were air conditioned, except the new wing on the high school. As they have built new schools or added on, those areas are air conditioned, but all the older areas/schools (pre-90s) aren't air conditioned.


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no ac here
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Southern Pennsylvania -- no AC in most elementary schools in our district. It gets unreasonably hot the last week of August and also in the spring.
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Old 08-29-2015, 12:46 PM
 
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No AC, and next week is supposed to be hot!
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I teach in Philly. We have no AC. Out of my 5 windows that are covered by grates, two actually open. One a friend of mine shimmied so I am able to stick something in the grates to keep it open. I mentioned this issue last year to my P and building engineer who both said they will take care of it before it got too hot out. Do you think it was fixed last year? That would be a HUGE NOPE. I told my kiddos to go home and tell their parents it is too hot in our room because our windows do not open. Also we are so blessed to get the sun all afternoon. Please hear my sarcasm there. I shall find out Monday if it was fixed since that is the earliest we are allowed in. Another entire separate issue. IT IS TOO HOT!
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Last year, my AC was broken and it only blew heat year round and I could not turn it off. So I had to open all the windows and got special permission and funding to buy a small refrigerator and cases of water so my kids and I wouldn't die of a heat stroke. This year my AC blows too cold . When I was in the Florida public high schools as a student, my classrooms had those AC units where it was self-contained and the teacher could adjust the temperature. But most of the times they never worked . My cousin's school (still in high school, not a teacher) up near Seattle doesn't have AC but they do have the radiators that are powered by the boiler. If she is correct, the radiators are original to the school that was build back in the 1920's.
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Did not have any
Old 08-29-2015, 12:59 PM
 
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in New York.

Now I am in a Mid-Atlantic state and we just got ours this year. Other schools I've been in here have A/C.


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Old 08-29-2015, 01:07 PM
 
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No AC here in southwest OH. We typically have temps in the 90s for a few weeks at the beginning and end of the school year, with high humidity, too. It's brutal!
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Old 08-29-2015, 01:14 PM
 
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No AC here in NH. We do get that 90+ weather in the early fall and in June (because we go till the end of June due to snow days).

I wouldn't mind the lack of AC in the fall and spring if only we had reliable heat in the winter. My room is rarely above 60 in the winter...
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Old 08-29-2015, 01:17 PM
 
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No AC in Oregon. It was in the 90s the first week back. In a brick building with two small windows. Fun times.
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No, AC in MA. We usually are in the 90s with high humidity for the beginning of September and sometimes as early as late May until the end of the year.
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No AC in NY.
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Old 08-29-2015, 02:00 PM
 
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We don't have ac in our elementary school. The office, library, and computer lab all have window units. Luckily my classroom is on the "cool" side of the building! I get the wind and no sun til the afternoon, the classroom on the other side of the building are so stuffy in the morning and then they heat up with the morning sun and they never really cool down.
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I'm in MA!! The district does supply fans! The offices and library are AC.
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Old 08-29-2015, 02:11 PM
 
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I've never worked in a school with A/C. I've worked in IA, NM, WA, and HI. Growing up, no A/C in IL where I was.

A few of the schools had A/C in the office, but none of the classrooms

Looks like lots of schools have no A/C.
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Old 08-29-2015, 02:35 PM
 
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Not here in Northern California. This last week was hot and humid. Our HVAC has a cool setting. All it did was make the room more humid. I brought in a fan.
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Old 08-29-2015, 02:57 PM
 
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No AC in my school except the office, lunchroom and computer lab. It's an old building and we can't really even open the windows! It's miserable when it's hot!
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Old 08-29-2015, 03:39 PM
 
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I teach in Florida, so yes we do have air conditioning. But when I was a kid (in Florida) we did not. I remember being in high school and so thankful to have a class in one of two portables because they were the only rooms that were air conditioned!
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A/C in No. NV
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My old school built in l939 was air conditioned about l992. I took the students out to see the big machine lower the giant machine into the attic. Glad I did-- they placed it right over my classroom! I had a moment of doubt about the supports being strong enough, but no machinery landed on the desks.

It can be hot into October here and heats up again in April--if it's not snowing.
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I had no idea. None. My heart goes out to all of you with no AC. I hear what you're saying, but I'm in disbelief. I'd die. I keep my AC at school at 72 and at home 80. 72 at school because of all the little biddies running around and 80 at home because I don't care for anything lower than that seems "cold" to me.

But, oh. My. Goodness. I hope the summer weather is short for all of you!
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I survived 20 years without AC. Surrounding schools would close early due to excessive heat but we kept going. I would bring in bags of ice and put them in front of a fan. We would teach with the lights off and moved as little as possible. It was NOT a pleasant experience.

Now all our schools have AC. I'm thankful for it everyday!
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Old 08-29-2015, 05:43 PM
 
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We have ac in the building, the problem is they can't regulate it. Yesterday it was 58 in my classroom. I have a heater in there. No windows either. So I have a love/hate relationship with the ac and heating. Two temps in my room tropical or frigid.
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No AC here in Ohio. Next week will be brutal with both temps and humidity in the 90's. I am dreading it. Tempers flare and everyone gets exhausted. Spend hours sending everyone for drinks and to the bathroom.
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I'm in CA with no a/c. All of the portables have it, but those of us in the "real" buildings do not. I love my room and prefer it over the portables except for at the beginning of the year when I'm roasting!
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I teach in Hawaii and more than 90% of our schools do not have AC. It can be brutal in August and September. There has been talk about having "Heat Days" (like snow days) or starting the year later when it's cooler but I don't think they're going to do anything about it.
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We have AC
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In VA. I'm in a "learning cottage" which has its own controllable AC. It wouldn't be bad if it wasn't so humid! The other teachers have bought dehumidifiers, which I think I may do myself.
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I couldn't make it without AC. Last year we started the year without AC because they were still installing a new roof and moving the units. OMG we thought we were going to die. This is our 4th week of school and all week long the temps will be right near 100 degrees.
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We have air conditioning in our district. I need air and a fan at all times.
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I teach in Texas, and my AC is an absolute necessity. We've been in school for only a week, and we've had to move recess inside because it was over a 100 degrees, and the humidity-ugh!!!! . It'll be like this until late September. Even when it rains, it still feels like a sauna outside.
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I previously taught in central California with no AC.
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I am in NJ. We JUST received wall units last spring. So excited to go back next week with AC. I feel like the start of the school yr will have a whole different feeling! Its supposed to be in the mid 90s next week so I am soooo grateful! Not all buildings in our district has ac yet.
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Yes. I can't imagine teaching in Oklahoma without an air conditioner especially when you pack 35 juniors in a classroom. In fact, I also have a fan that some kids use-mostly the boys who have just come from PE.
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No AC and my new classroom is the hottest in the building. It makes me sick it's so hot. Not sure how I'm going to survive this year! Lots of fans and water.
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Nope....no AC in Maine
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Tomorrow is the first day of school and temps near 90
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Old 08-30-2015, 12:27 PM
 
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Very few classrooms in Hawaii have air conditioning.
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No a/c
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I'm at one of three buildings in our district (older, obviously) that don't have A/C. It's miserable. We're in N. IL and surrounded by corn fields, which means miserable humidity in addition to 90 degree temperatures.

It's frustrating, exhausting, and makes me furious, but the district just keeps saying it's too expensive to retro fit the older buildings for A/C.

And no, we cannot purchase and install our own window air conditioner (my husband asked).

And no, we don't 'die' without it, but we don't learn either.

And yes, it sucks.
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I'm in NJ, no AC. We started today and yes it was hot.
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