Through new construction, renovation, replacement, and maintenance, City Schools is working to make our classrooms as comfortable as possible. Because many buildings have old heating systems or no air-conditioning, this work is ongoing. To make sure we can respond quickly to heating or cooling problems, in the 2018-19 school year we installed remote temperature sensors in all our buildings.
In prolonged or extreme cold weather, some schools with older heating systems can experience problems with malfunctioning heating equipment or burst pipes and associated water damage. In this case, the district may need to close buildings or dismiss early due to lack of adequate heat and water.
City Schools is moving to install air-conditioning in all district-owned buildings, through either the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) or the 21st Century School Buildings Program. The plan calls for systems that provide both cooling and heat, to address temperatures year round. Depending on the school, the system may be a building-wide central HVAC system or wall-mounted "vertical package" room units.
The schools listed below will dismiss early on extremely hot days. Schools not listed below have air-conditioning (but may dismiss early, if their systems require repair that cannot be completed within one day).
These lists are current as of August 14, 2019, but are subject to change. Status and anticipated completion dates are provided for scheduled projects; remaining schools will be scheduled pending availability of funding allocations.
City Schools does not plan to install air-conditioning for these schools and alternative programs, because their buildings are not owned by the district: