Your voice can make a critical difference in ensuring our schools have clean air, with working, well-maintained ventilation, heating, and air conditioning systems that keep students and staff healthy and safe.
This Tuesday, the Legislature’s Labor Committee will be holding a public hearing on Senate Bill 423 establishing school temperature and humidity limits and providing bond funding for remediation and installation of modern HVAC systems.
Legislators need to hear directly from educators about why the proposals in this bill are so necessary. Tell them what they don’t see, and how you and your students are impacted by poor indoor air quality in our schools.
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Here’s what some students and teachers are saying about the problems with extreme temperatures, humidity, and poor air quality that exist in our schools.
- “Sometimes I go to school and come home with a migraine. Some of my classrooms are really hot, and others are really cold.” – Danbury Middle School student Cassidy Hammel
- “Legislators need to be made aware of the instructional losses happening in our classrooms because of these conditions. Whether classrooms are too cold or excessively hot, it all impacts students’ health and learning.” – Stratford teacher and 2011 Connecticut Teacher of the Year Kristen Record
Join them in speaking out and submit your testimony.