Air conditioning must be installed at all CPS schools, Emanuel says

ABC 7 Eyewitness News anchor Alan Krashesky sits down with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to discuss the city's pension crisis.

April 22, 2014 10:18:11 AM PDT
Air conditioning must be installed in every Chicago Public Schools classroom over the next five years, according to an order from Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Around 30 percent of CPS schools, 206 buildings, do not currently have air conditioning. Emanuel said Tuesday the upgrades will begin this summer, paid for by the CPS capital budget.

The nation's third largest school district had to provide hundreds of fans to help students cool off at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year, due to the intense heat. Air conditioning systems were installed at 70 schools last year.