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RE: Phones, intercoms & "modern" conveniences (was bookbinding)


From: Grace Hall (Grace_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Aug 31 2003 - 12:12:18 PDT

Our high school has AC in the new part of the building but none in the
old part. The teachers who are in the old part of the building have to
buy their own AC, plus pay the cost of wiring the room! I also teach on
aesbestos floor tiles that are chipping up everywhere. Add to that the
mold and mildew problem and you have our city school system in a
nutshell. And they wonder why all the certified teachers go to other

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Subject: Re: Phones, intercoms & "modern" conveniences (was bookbinding)

In a message dated 8/31/2003 7:14:46 AM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

bathroom in our building, plus the intercom and phones. Of course
there's still no air conditioning, no internet access, no water
fountain, no screens on the windows, no storm windows, but

We had a custodian overcome by the heat and taken to the hospital by
ambulance this summer. A school committee member, who saw him after the
trouble asked why they hadn't turned the AC on in the building when they
worked on such hot days?
You would think that school committee members would know whether we have
AC or not. They built three new schools, some time back. Made for AC
with all the duct work and sealed windows. Then never put in the final
things to put in the AC. Mold everywhere, kids and teachers sick.
Finally someone died, they cleaned the building and put in the AC, after
many teachers and kids were sick. It took years.
Our last built school have AC, but the reconstruction of the high
school($53,000,000) has caused an argument over AC. There was not going
to be any except in the office area. Now I think they've decided to put
it in the science wing, too.