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The condition of buildings and learning environment of Rapid City Schools rated only Fair and Poor in a survey taken last year.
The condition of buildings and learning environment of Rapid City Schools rated only Fair and Poor in a survey taken last year.
August 8, 2016

Window Air Conditioners Just A Band-Aid For Rapid City Schools

Rapid City Area Schools will be investing $50,000 for new air conditioning window units for 50 classrooms, reports the Rapid City Journal.

These units are in addition to 50 window units already in use.  The district Facilities Manager recognizes that this is not a long term solution, but the $40 million price tag attached to the cost of central air installation is too high to tackle in a single year.  Facilities says it is possible to go at the problem school by school, beginning with Rapid Valley and Black Hawk Elementary Schools.  Many of the school buildings were built before air conditioning was standard, so there are concerns about what the electrical systems can handle.  Priority is being given to the schools with younger students. 

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