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86 Chicago Public Schools to receive air conditioning for 2014-15

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

It will be much more comfortable during hot weather this year in Chicago public school classrooms.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS CEO Byrd-Bennett announced Tuesday in a statement that 86-schools will get air conditioning for the 2014-15 school year.

“Air conditioning is an important investment to establish a comfortable learning environment for our children,” said Mayor Emanuel in the statement.

Fifty-seven air conditioning installations will be completed under budget this August before the school year begins. That allows an additional 29 schools to be added to the first phase of the plan. Those additional schools will receive air conditioning by the end of October.

“With the first phase of the five-year plan completed on time and under budget, we will be able to increase the number of schools receiving air conditioning so our students and teachers can focus on their studies and not the temperature in the classroom. This plan is part of ensuring that every CPS student is 100 percent college ready and 100 percent college bound,” Emanuel added in the statement.

When the project is complete, every CPS classroom will be air-conditioned.

"As we continue to elevate the quality of instruction CPS students receive in the classroom, it is imperative that we simultaneously work to improve the quality of our learning environments," said CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett in the statement. "Expanding air conditioning to more schools on an accelerated timeline is an important step forward for Chicago Public Schools."

Full List of Schools receiving air conditioning

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