AIR CONDITIONING IN ALL CLASSROOMS AT WESTMINSTER PUBLIC SCHOOL
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OUR CHILDREN ARE SUFFERING
At this time, Westminster Public School does not have permanent air conditioning in all classrooms. During hot weather which commonly occurs in fall and spring, students, teachers, and parents at this school regularly report conditions where students are uncomfortable or overheating and as a result have difficulty learning on those days – particularly in the afternoons.
Having young students exposed to hot classroom temperatures for extended periods of time is not a safe and supportive school learning environment, and it does not encourage academic achievement, physical, mental, or emotional health – which conflicts with the Upper Canada District School Board Occupational Health and Safety Policy 424 which states "The Upper Canada District School Board is committed to providing a safe and healthy working and learning environment for all staff, students and other authorized occupants of Board property."
Our children deserve better, and these conditions can be mitigated if the Upper Canada District School Board will choose to promptly fund and implement these important improvements.
Please sign this petition now to urge the Upper Canada District School Board and administration to promptly fund and implement permanent air-conditioning systems in all classrooms at Westminster Public School, for the sake of the health and well-being of our children and their education.
If you are a concerned parent, teacher, or staff member, please sign this petition and share it. Enough is enough. No amount of frozen water bottles or frozen ice packs will help your child gain quality education. It comes down to their environment in which they are learning. We all know how much nicer it is when we are cool. Just imagine having to work with no air-conditioning (if you don't already) but not having the maturity to be able to cope? That is what it is like for your children.
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