Baltimore Teachers Union is seeking donated fans for hot classes. The district isn’t sure that will work.

In the city that’s home to some of Maryland’s oldest school buildings, even the simplest attempts to improve classroom conditions aren’t quite as simple as they seem. It’s become a September tradition in Baltimore: Sweltering classrooms lead to complaints from students, parents and politicians about the lack of functional air-conditioning in city schools. This summer, the Baltimore Teachers Union is trying to get ahead of the problem by raising money and collecting donated fans for classrooms where temperatures can sometimes exceed 100-degrees. But plugging in too many of those fans could put the aging electrical systems in many of the city’s schools at risk, administrators say. (Balt. Sun)

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