- Associated Press - Monday, October 20, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - When voters decide whether to approve a $421 million bond issue for Omaha Public Schools, one question that could divide them is whether central air conditioners should be a standard feature in schools.

The Omaha World-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1nxguP2 ) among the project included in the bond issue on the November ballot is a proposal to install central air conditioning at nine elementary schools that rely on window units.

District officials note all other public school districts in Douglas and Sarpy counties have central air in classrooms and say such systems are standard in homes.

But opponents, such as Jim Sazama, says he got through school without air conditioning.

Speaking at a school board meeting, he says teachers should “open the windows and let some fresh air in.”

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, https://www.omaha.com


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