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Lesson Plans

year round schools

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Sun, 14 Apr 1996 00:44:16 -0500 (EST)

There is a lot of talk in favor of year round schools and more districts
are experimenting with it each year. I am in favor of this concept and
feel it may improve understanding and retention, but wonder how practical
this is. It is fine for the newer schools which have air conditioning, but
what about the pre-1980 buildings without AC? Here in Ohio, it's not
uncommon to get a few 90 degree days in August (we had several 100 degree
days in July 95). As it is, when the temperature reaches 90-95, a lot of
schools dismiss early. What would these schools do in June or July when
90 degree days are commonplace? An elementary school principal told me
that he felt that within 5 years all the schools in his district will be
year round schools.

My question is to those who work in year round schools. Is this possible
without air conditioning? How does learning occur in classrooms where it
is 90 degrees outside and well over 100 degrees inside? Let me know.

Dayton, Ohio