From Rosalie Cross, a concerned parent:
This is a copy of an email I sent to various HCPS administration staff. I am forwarding it to you in hopes you can bring it to the attention of someone who can do something about it…
I’m not certain who the correct person to make this decision is-but could someone please forward this to the person in charge of deciding when the students at Aberdeen Middle School will be allowed the privilege of air-conditioning?
Today it was 93 degrees when I picked up my two children from Aberdeen Middle School. One child reported to me that for the second day of above 87 degree weather-the air-conditioners were not used.
Today my daughter told me she became ill in Family & Consumer Science due to the heat and lack of Windows in the room. I wonder if the administration realizes that there are many main-streamed students with health conditions such as asthma or breathing issues-who cannot tolerate that kind of environment? My children don’t have a disability and felt sick-so I can just imagine what the children with health conditions must have been experiencing. Can the school staff really expect the students to achieve any learning outcomes in that kind of environment?
I plan to pick my children up from school early on any day from now until the end of school that the temperatures are over 80 degrees-UNTIL the decision is made to use the air-conditioning system. I don’t want their learning to suffer-I believe in the educational system-but, their health comes first!