Students and faculty managing high temperatures at school as expected heat wave arrives in Brooklyn

With Regents exams right around the corner, one Brooklyn student says he's concerned how he'll do on the test if it's going to be this hot on the test day.

Marissa Santorelli and News 12 Staff

Jun 18, 2024, 9:38 PM

Updated 34 days ago

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With temperatures hitting the 90s and a heat wave expected this week, students and faculty in Brooklyn schools had to get creative to beat the heat.
At Uncommon Schools Leadership Prep Canarsie Middle Academy, fourth-graders like Miangel Batson were made to sit in the hot classrooms during their school day.
"They have AC, they just didn't turn them on," said Batson. "It made me uncomfortable because I'm just sitting here, hot, with no AC."
Other students tell News 12 that some classrooms did have air conditioning but that it was still too hot. A nurse from a different school tells News 12 that her elementary school students ate in the classrooms because the cafeteria was too hot.
With Regents exams right around the corner, one Brooklyn student says he's concerned how he'll do on the test if it's going to be this hot on the test day.
"I think it's going to be a little difficult, because, too much heat, while you are trying to focus... I think it's going to be a little hard," said high schooler Shanalky.
The New York State Department of Education tells News 12 that there are no provisions for weather-related cancellations of Regents exams in June.


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