Mayor Emanuel and CEO Byrd-Bennett Announce First Phase of Schools to Receive Air Conditioning for Next School Year 


57 Schools Across the City to Receive Air Conditioning this Summer in First Year of Five-Year CPS Capital Plan

 

 

April 30, 2014

 

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett today announced the first phase of the five-year plan to provide air conditioning to every classroom. As part of this plan, 57 schools will now have all classrooms air conditioned for the 2014-2015 school year. With this investment, CPS will have provided air conditioned classrooms at 124 schools in two years.

 

"Air conditioning is one of the classroom resources CPS is investing in in their capital budget to provide positive, comfortable learning environments for every student to be 100 percent college-ready and 100 percent college-bound," Mayor Emanuel said. "This investment will also mean that the 42,000 CPS students who attend summer programs will have a safe, cool place to be during those months when they are either in summer school or a summer program."

 

The first phase of this plan will cost approximately $20 million, and is estimated to cost approximately $20 million each subsequent year. Installation will begin this summer, and CPS will work around students summer school schedules to not disrupt instructional time.

 

"This investment is consistent with what parents, teachers and principals agree students need in the classrooms and will better allow students and teachers to do the work they need to do to succeed," CEO Bryd-Bennett said. "Bringing air conditioning to all of our schools has been discussed for over 50 years and we are finally able to deliver by putting forth a strategic investment plan over a five-year period. "

 

The fifty four schools to receive classroom air conditioning this summer are distributed throughout the City and are primarily schools with the highest need that are currently without any air conditioning in the building or with only partial air conditioning. This investment in air conditioning is part of CPS's larger FY15 capital plan that will be announced on Friday, which will prioritize key investments that create positive, comfortable learning environments, and modernize classrooms to provide students with a 21st century education. This capital plan includes funding for repairs, upgrades, and school improvements across the District while streamlining CPS' approach to capital spending.

 

This investment will add to air conditioning that Mayor Emanuel and the Board installed in 2014 at 68 schools including the 55 welcoming schools.

 

 

The full list of schools receiving air conditioning is below:

John Barry Elementary School

 

Newton Bateman Elementary School

 

Hiram H Belding Elementary School

 

Daniel Boone Elementary School

 

Norman A Bridge Elementary School

 

Lyman A Budlong Elementary School

 

Burnside Elementary Scholastic Academy

 

Jonathan Burr Elementary School

 

Marvin Camras Elementary School

 

Rachel Carson Elementary School

 

Henry R Clissold Elementary School

 

Christopher Columbus Elementary School

 

Stephen Decatur Classical Elementary School

 

James R Doolittle Elementary School

 

Fairfield Elementary Academy

 

Christian Fenger Academy High School

 

Fernwood Elementary School

 

Melville W Fuller Elementary School

 

Frank L Gillespie Elementary School

 

Johann W von Goethe Elementary School

 

William C Goudy Elementary School

 

Frank W Gunsaulus Elementary Scholastic Academy

 

William Rainey Harper High School

 

Helge A Haugan Elementary School

 

John Hay Elementary Community Academy

 

Stephen K Hayt Elementary School

 

Thomas A Hendricks Community Academy

 

Patrick Henry Elementary School

 

Theodore Herzl Elementary School

 

Charles N Holden Elementary School

 

Gurdon S Hubbard High School

 

Inter-American Elementary Magnet School

 

Friedrich Ludwig Jahn Elementary School

 

Kate S Kellogg Elementary School

 

Charles Kozminski Elementary Community Academy

 

Arthur A Libby Elementary School

 

George B McClellan Elementary School

 

Louis Nettelhorst Elementary School

 

North River Elementary School

 

William J Onahan Elementary School

 

William Bishop Owen Scholastic Academy ES (K-8)

 

Park Manor Elementary School

 

Ambrose Plamondon Elementary School

 

George M Pullman Elementary School

 

Ravenswood Elementary School

 

Washington D Smyser Elementary School

 

Spencer Technology Academy (Pre-K-8)

 

Betty Shabazz – Sizemore campus

 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School

 

Talman Elementary School

 

James N Thorp Elementary School

 

Velma F Thomas Early Childhood Center

 

Charles H Wacker Elementary School

 

James Ward Elementary School

 

Harold Washington Elementary School

 

Thomas J Waters Elementary School

 

Ella Flagg Young Elementary School

 

 

List of schools that received air conditioning in 2013-14:

Ira F Aldridge Elementary School

 

Alice L Barnard Computer Math & Science Center Elementary School

 

Clara Barton Elementary School

 

Perkins Bass Elementary School

 

Ludwig Van Beethoven Elementary School

 

Carrie Jacobs Bond Elementary School

 

Bowen High School

 

Lorenz Brentano Math & Science Academy Elementary School

 

Edmond Burke Elementary School

 

Burnham Elementary Inclusive Academy (K-8)

 

William W Carter Elementary School

 

George Washington Carver Primary School

 

Rosario Castellanos Elementary School

 

Salmon P Chase Elementary School

 

Frederic Chopin Elementary School

 

Mary E Courtenay Elementary Language Arts Center

 

George W Curtis Elementary School

 

Robert Nathaniel Dett Elementary School

 

Dewey Elementary Academy of Fine Arts

 

Jose De Diego Elementary Community Academy

 

John B Drake Elementary School

 

John Foster Dulles Elementary School

 

Leif Ericson Elementary Scholastic Academy

 

Esmond Elementary School

 

Michael Faraday Elementary School

 

John Fiske Elementary School

 

Fort Dearborn Elementary School

 

John Milton Gregory Elementary School

 

Walter Q Gresham Elementary School

 

Alex Haley Elementary Academy

 

Charles G Hammond Elementary School

 

Bret Harte Elementary School

 

John Harvard Elementary School of Excellence

 

Helen M Hefferan Elementary School

 

Charles Evans Hughes Elementary School

 

Jensen Elementary Scholastic Academy

 

Scott Joplin Elementary School

 

Lawndale Elementary Community Academy

 

George Leland Elementary School

 

George Manierre Elementary School

 

Thurgood Marshall Middle School

 

Benjamin E Mays Elementary Academy

 

James B McPherson Elementary School

 

Genevieve Melody Elementary School

 

Ellen Mitchell Elementary School

 

Irvin C Mollison Elementary School

 

Morton School of Excellence (K-8)

 

Mount Vernon Elementary School

 

Nicholson Technology Academy (Pre-K – 8)

 

Northwest Middle School

 

Isabelle C O'Keeffe Elementary School

 

James Otis Elementary School

 

Owens (formerly known as Gompers)

 

John J Pershing Elementary Humanities Magnet

 

William H Ray Elementary School

 

William C Reavis Math & Science Specialty ES (Pre-K – 8)

 

Paul Revere Elementary School

 

William H Ryder Math & Science Specialty ES (K-8)

 

Maria Saucedo Elementary Scholastic Academy

 

Jesse Sherwood Elementary School

 

John M Smyth Elementary School

 

South Shore Fine Arts Academy (K-8)

 

Charles Sumner Math & Science Community Academy ES (K-8)

 

Mancel Talcott Elementary School

 

George W Tilton Elementary School

 

Laura S Ward Elementary School

 

Ida B Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy

 

Daniel S Wentworth Elementary School

 

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