A group of teachers are demanding that a/c be installed in their classrooms. This project would cost the taxpayers a fortune, and is completely unnecessary. Our school is located in the northeastern part of the country. School is in sessions from early November until mid July. I consistently run our home’s furnace from November until sometime in April. I have never bothered to invest in central a/c for our home. The warm season weather is rarely all that hot, and doesn’t entirely heat up until July. There is absolutely no need to purchase an costly cooling idea for the school. For the few weeks when the weather might easily be a bit warm and humid, the teachers can open windows and run box fans. If all of us were going to invest in a/c in any part of the school, I would advocate the gymnasium. We use the gymnasium for basketball games, wrestling matches, athletic practices, school dances, assemblies, testing and much more. People from the community utilize the gym all year round. If there’s extra money to spend, however, I would advocate all of us focus on the integrity of the heating idea and air quality. The same heating idea has been operating since I was in school, fifteen years ago. It is not overly energy efficiency, makes a lot of noise, introduces dust and other contaminants and creates concerns with overly dry air. I blame excessive absenteeism of the students and faculty on the gas furnace. We should focus on updating the heating system and adding air quality accessories, such as an whole-home air purifier or humidifier.