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Even though it’s cold outside, some parents in Yonkers say they are concerned about the summer heat and how it will affect kids in school.
Three schools in Yonkers are slated for million-dollar expansions meant to help with severe overcrowding in the district. While the expansions will be built with air conditioning, some parents worry about the classrooms in the old buildings.
"City Hall has air conditioning, the Board of Education has air conditioning, the main office at the school has air conditioning, why are students getting left out?” asks parent Salvatori Villani.
News 12 took Villani’s concerns directly to Superintendent Dr. Edwin Quezada, who noted the age of many school buildings as an obstacle to installing air conditioning.
Villani says parents were told the issue lies with the aging electrical systems. He says many parents see it as a top priority that if unresolved could harm students or cause some families to move to other cities.