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Turner Schools gets makeover

By Ryan Houston - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) –Turner School District is trying to beat the heat. They're in the process of renovating the air conditioners and light systems through a company called Linc.

 Using Linc Services, the district will save 4.8 million dollars over 15 years. School officials said some of their air conditioning units were 30 years old.

And with systems that old, you never know what you're gonna get. Students at Turner Schools talked about how excited they where to finally have AC in the classroom.

"I think we deserve an air conditioner that actually works,"said Student Lindsay Baldwin. "It feels good getting a new system, because we need one."

Supt. Ray Jordan told me the school's cost will be the same, so it's a win- win situation. "We're making every effort on behalf of our administration and school board to provide the best environment possible for our students," said Jordan.

However, some of the students admitted that the heat was a major distraction."I know that now with a new system, it's gonna be easier to focus," said Baldwin. 

"If the air quality in the class is what it should be. If there's air in the class that makes students participate," said Jordan.

In a last ditch effort, the kids found special ways to make the air work at times."It's really hot and when the air won't come on sometimes you can hit it and it will come on," said Baldwin.

Hopefully now, the air conditioner will come on with a touch of a button. Now the only other option students had to keep cool was to open the windows.

And they say that some of the windows don't even let up. I think they're looking forward to the next school year. The company Linc Mechanical guarantees their savings. ©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.    @@@@@

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