It's that time of year, and once again, classroom temperatures are rising!
When classrooms are too hot, students can't learn and teachers can't teach.
Extreme temperature isn’t just an inconvenience. As a study conducted by researchers at the University of Tulsa’s Indoor Air Program shows, it has a direct impact on student performance.
Further studies indicate that lower classroom temperatures and improved air ventilation improve learning ability and student performance by as much as 10 to 20 percent.
Overheated schools also waste energy and cost school districts money.
Here are 3 ways for you to take action on extreme classroom temperatures.
Have we heard YOURS?
Use the form below to comment on the heat in your classroom.
Your feedback helps in our ongoing efforts to address overheated workspaces and learning environments.
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These are your tools to let your school, your district and your union know what’s going on in your classroom.
Despite science, guidelines and common sense, it's all too common this time of year for classrooms across our state to be far too hot.
That’s why our union is fighting for legislation that would protect students and educators.
Take action now at the NYSUT Member Action Center to ask state lawmakers to establish an unsafe maximum room temperatures in school buildings.
The proposed law would require action to relieve heat conditions when a classroom hits 82°F and that a classroom be vacated entirely should the temperature rise to 88°F. Legislative support is crucial to keep students, educators and school employees safe!