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Hot weather hinders learning in classroom

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BLISSFIELD, MI (Toledo News Now) -

Students and teachers at Blissfield High School had to deal with the high temperatures Tuesday. The older building has no air conditioning.

"We've got fans going all over," said Claire Denecker, a senior at Blissfield. "They give us little breaks every once in awhile to try and cool down…It's hard for students to stay focused with the warm environment."

Blissfield High School and Blissfield Elementary are just two of the schools in the area without air conditioning. Students and staff do what they can to cope, but it takes a toll on their day.

"I think it absolutely has an impact on learning," said Superintendent Scott Moellenberndt.

Officials say they'd like to install air conditioning in the schools, but they would need voters to support a levy to pay for it. They failed to pass a levy earlier this year. Until that happens, they'll have to do the best they can.

"You'll hear throughout the halls, ‘Oh my gosh, it's so hot,' but…you just have to deal with it," Denecker said.

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