Temperature in Mr. Bolduc's class in the fall.
Is your classroom too hot or too cold? Does it affect your learning? Well, quite frankly indoor climate has been an issue for quite some time.
Dr. Wilson says that she is very aware of the indoor climate issue. When she was notified about the issue, she notified Mr.Millaci.
Mr. Millaci then contacts the district, who then contacts HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning), which specializes in overheated rooms, super cold rooms, etc.
Indoor climate is a major issue; it affects everyone, especially teachers. Teachers can’t focus, and if they can’t focus, students don’t get the proper education.
As it gets hotter outside of the building, the heat infiltrates the inside. Indoor and outdoor climate can affect conditions indoors by worsening indoor air quality issues and contributing to indoor particulate matter.
Climate change is also increasing the frequency and severity of outdoor weather events/conditions which can result in damage to buildings and allow water and moisture indoors. Additional indoor dampness and humidity can lead to mold, dust mites, bacteria, and other biological contaminants.
Mr. Millaci and Dr. Wilson have said themselves that they are “definitely aware of this situation,” and they are trying their best to resolve it as soon as possible.
“We plan to fix this issue this summer,” says Millaci.
French teacher Ms. Hatfield also says she has an indoor climate issue.
“Yes, it can sometimes be a bit too chilly,” she said.
Ms. Hatfield feels that the administration is trying their absolute best to resolve the issue.
Zyria Eley, 9th grade student, has also experienced some climate issues in her classes.
“It's always really hot,'' she says. It also affects her when learning “It’s hard to focus when it's too hot and uncomfortable.”
Indoor climate affects everybody differently, whether it’s a teacher teaching, a student learning, or a staff member working. It can bother everyone.
Hopefully, this issue can be resolved soon, so the school can be a comfortable place to learn.
Photo: K. Bolduc