Join the fight to protect our students and educators from extreme heat in schools!
Visit the Member Action Center to contact your state representatives – and use the form below to tell us your classroom heat story!
Have we heard YOURS?
You can use the form below to write your story or upload a video.
Tell us about the heat in your classroom.
Your feedback helps in our ongoing efforts to address overheated workspaces and learning environments.
More stories here.
You can also click here to upload a 10-15 second clip showing what your overheating classroom looks like.
An abundance of fans, rising thermometers, sticky, stuffy air – we want to see it!
Scroll for additional classroom heat resources and to contact your state representative about this important issue.
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.
These are your tools to let your school, your district and your union know what’s going on in your classroom.
Take action now at the NYSUT Member Action Center! Urge state legislators to pass S.3397 (Skoufis)/A.447 (Joyner) establishing an unsafe maximum room temperature in school buildings and requiring schools to protect students and educators!