September 25, 2022

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How hot did Denver Public Schools classrooms get during last week’s heat wave?

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A September heat wave is being blamed for forcing students out of their classrooms at more than 30 Denver Public Schools.

“It’s hot, very hot,” 11-year-old Ingrid said.



But how hot was it?

A music room at Goldrick Elementary reached 85 degrees, at 5:30 a.m. while the temperature outside sat at 62 degrees.

“Anytime the classrooms reach into the 80s we get concerned,” Trena Marsal said.

Marsal is the facilities director for DPS she says air conditioning planned for 24 of the 55 schools without it, will make it easier to avoid those concerns.

But it will come at a cost the last estimate by the district was at least $262 million to run a/c in those 55 schools every…

Karen Morfitt

2022-09-15 22:39:00

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