I teach second grade at a small middle college situated in a farming community in the northeastern part of the country.  In this area, the Winter season weather lasts a long time in addition to is harshly severe. We typically require heating within the first week of college, in addition to keep the gas furnace running until sometime in March.  In order to conserve energy in addition to trim expenses, the college’s heating proposal turns off in addition to on according to a timer. Unfortunately, the gas furnace is set to turn on an hour after we’ve all arrived to beginning the morning.  First thing in the morning, there is certainly no heat in addition to the entire college is freezing cold. The students typically keep their coats on in addition to shiver. It’s nearly impossible to teach a lesson when the youngsters are so preoccupied by the freezing temperatures.  When the heating proposal finally starts up, the pipes make a tremendous amount of noise in addition to introduce an abundance of dust in addition to unpleasant aromas into the air. The gas furnace once again disrupts productivity in the classroom. While the college’s heating proposal manages to achieve in addition to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the morning, it shuts down an hour before the student’s are dismissed. The indoor temperature drops actually suddenly, the the youngsters need to bundle back up in their coats.  I’m not sure if having the heating unit controlled by a timer saves a significant amount of energy or not, but it does impact the attention in my classroom. I’d rather the district shorten the college morning than leave us without heat when the outside temperature is twenty degrees.

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