My daughter is in a 5th class at Chango. A few months ago, a class parent reached out to me asking if my daughter mentioned how cold the classroom was. She hadn’t, but when I asked her, my daughter said the classroom had been “freezing” and she and many classmates had to wear their winter coats in class. The other parent who notified Chango staff, and was also told by her child that Mr. Czelusniak had mentioned to the students that there was something wrong with the heat/vent. I assumed the problem was fixed. I asked my daughter yesterday if her classroom was still cold, and she said it’s so cold that she still has to wear her winter coat in class. I know that the property maintenance code of NYS requires that classrooms maintain a temperature of not less than 65 degrees fahrenheit during the period the spaces are occupied. Can you please look in to this?

Written by on March 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  This room has been checked a few times by district staff and it has never been below 68 degrees. Please talk to your principal if you continue to have concerns.