Last school year here in Texas, we started the first week in August during
the worst heat wave. It was over 100 degrees for about 6 weeks. Most days
105 to 110 degrees. When we started, the air in my room did not work. I
have my own unit as my room used to be a computer lab. I complained to my
office manager, and she just said she had reported it. It did not get fixed
for two weeks. I brought a fan from home and left the doors open whenever I
could. It was over 85 degrees most of the day.
ONe day the principal just happened to take a walk through and could not
believe how hot it was. He must have been really mad because the repair
people were there within the hour and had it fixed in 30 minutes.
It would be nice to have "hot days". Unfortunately, here in Texas, that might
mean more than a month off. So everything is airconditioned and the kids don
't go out all day. REally fun for us " special" teachers as we are called.
They get so antsy when they do n't get recess and it's hard to c oncentrate.