Letter: School days in August too hot

If the changes that won unanimous Board of

If the changes that won unanimous Board of Regents approval Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, win final approval from the Regents in January as scheduled, they would first take effect with teenagers who entered ninth grade in 2011 and are due to graduate in June 2015. (Credit: Daniel Brennan)

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To the writer of "Start school in August to plan for snow days" [Letters, March 2]: While on paper this may sound like a great idea, in reality it is not.

Most schools on Long Island do not have air conditioning. On 90-degree days, temperatures inside 50-year-old buildings can reach 120 degrees, especially on second floors with poor ventilation.

Not only is it impossible to learn under those conditions, but it is also hazardous.

Louise Ryan, West Islip

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