Site will feature temps of classrooms at dozens of schools

Updated: Jan. 25, 2018 at 3:47 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A new state website will give parents a chance to see temperatures in classrooms at 62 public schools.

The website, made possible thanks to a partnership with Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, also offers data on outside temps and wind speeds.

Dann Carlson, assistant superintendent of the state Education Department's Office of School Facilities and Support Services, said the website is an important tool we use for heat abatement decisions."

"The public now has the opportunity to view the environmental conditions we monitor when determining the best cooling method for a classroom," he said.

LINK: Check out the website by clicking here.

If your child's website doesn't have the sensors that feed back temperatures, you'll be directed to information for a nearby school.

The website comes as the state continues to work to cool Hawaii classrooms.

A $100 million appropriation from the state Legislature has so far cooled 1,190 classrooms. Contracts are out to cool another 1,300 classrooms.

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