No Central Air in Beveridge Magnet School Has Administration Getting Creative

A lack of forcing one school administration to find creative ways to keep the students from overheating while they learn.

Carter Wachholtz is a seventh grader at Beveridge Magnet School.

"It's really gross. I was at P.E. today and it was exhausting, I was a sweaty mess all throughout the hallways," said Wachholtz.

He said hot days like today are challenging.

"Beveridge is a school that does not have central air conditioning so the hallways, the auditorium, and the gymnasium are very steamy on days like today," said Principal David Lavender.

Every classroom does have a window A.C. unit and kids admit it does keep the classrooms cool. But coming in after gym class can be tough to cool down from.

"It really is, because the sweat can kind of distract you," said Wachholtz.

Others students disagree, saying the heat doesn't distract them from their studies.

"Not really, because I put education first," said Cardajua Alonzo, student.

The heat is a big concern for school administration, so they've made some changes to battle the high temperatures. Kids are allowed to carry water bottles on hot days. Plus big fans are put up in the gym. Then after lunch, when students are supposed walk around outside, the administration is allowing them to sit in the shade.

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