You have to love the excuses people make here.... this is part of the reason that the school system is able to get away with the crimes they get away with.
There are costs with owning empty to near empty buildings. They add up. They are totally unnecessary.
No AC in school buildings? I remember on July 14th when I was walking to my friend's house in Bolton Hill (around the time the Orioles finally beat the Tigers) I cut through the Mount Royal Elementary/Middle school property and the window AC units WERE STILL RUNNING. In the summer. On a Weekend. At night.
In the 1990s I worked for a firm that had a contract to perform energy audits of Baltimore City Public Schools.
During one audit of an elementary school on a cold, winter day, we found that the pneumatic control system for regulating the boiler was shot and the boiler was running wide open.
Classrooms were 80 degrees plus.
I noticed one student sitting at his desk still wearing his coat.
When I asked him why he didn't take it off and hang it on the coat rack, he said he was afraid it would get stolen.
As far as cooling over the weekend. Administrators jobs tend to be pretty uch year round. That's not even counting if summer school's in session. Either way have you ever come back into a hot building on a Monday? It's not conducive to productivity and/or a learning enviornment.
Of course since you've probably attended schools that were well heated/cooled over weekends you may not be so familiar....do you know if it's official policy of BCPSS to keep the little bit of AC they have running over the wknd?
Do you know what the policy is in Baltimore County? Any of the ther jurisdictions? Do you believe it should be official policy for ALL jurisdictions to not heat/cool their vbuilding that sit empty over the weekend?
It seems you want that only for Balto. City. It seems almost punitive... I'm trying to get your angle...sometimes I question your motives as they pertain to the city. It certainly seems there's a little covert passive-aggressive maliciousness in the mix at times...
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