THIS IS LONG OVERDUE AND GREAT FOR A LOT OF STUDENTS IN RECENT YEARS A NUMBER OF STUDENTS AND PARENTS HAVE ASKED OVER AND OVER AGAIN TO GET AIR CONDITIONING IN ALL OF COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS. THIS IS A GREAT START NOW THAT WEST HIGH,SHERWOOD MIDDLE,MOLER ELEMENTARY AND DUXBERRY ELEMENTARY WILL NOW HAVE AIR CONDITIONING FOR THE 1ST TIME EVER. THE COLUMBUS BOARD OF EDUCATION HAS GIVEN THE OK ON USING $11 MILLION DOLLARS TO RENOVATE THE HEATING AN AIR CONDITIONING AT THESE SCHOOLS. VIA NBC 4 , COLUMBUS OHIO NEWS
The money is part of the Operation Fix It Initiative, which was approved by voters to improve CCS school buildings. The plan is to have those systems installed for the start of the 2018-2019 school year. The decision has parents and students excited about the changes to their school, particularly those who attend West High School. Shannon Maxwell, a proud mom watched her son play baseball for one of the last times at west high school. No one knows this more than its student Katie Grace.
“Inside the school and classroom it’s the degrees as outside or worse, we will be sweating,” said Grace.Her friend Paige Lyons said things got so bad, she even got sick.”It’s really hot in there. I know one time my freshman year or my sophomore year I had to work out of the class cause it got so hot like I couldn’t breathe in the class at all. It was horrible,” said Lyons.