I just came back from the beach at noon and it was packed with private schoolers on a Thursday.
I asked 1 of them if it was a school holiday today and they said no, they just skipped school today because the weather was so nice. I could see wanting to be in the hot daylight as opposed to a frosty classroom with no central heating. For some reason the schools don’t have any weather conditions control in them, I believe it is because of a lack of funds. I couldn’t imagine going to class in June with no a/c and having to rest all day in the sweltering heat. Maybe they get used to it however I believe I would be skipping class quite often if that was the case. I remember in elementary school in the south, every one of us had no a/c and I would be perspiring as I watched the kid beside myself and others kill gnats and count them on a napkin. It was a slap in the face with heat compared to the cool classrooms I was used to when I lived up north. Luckily, when I made it to middle school every one of us had the luxury of a central Heating and A/C plan to keep us comfortable year round. I’m so spoiled now in our flat I couldn’t imagine residing without it anymore, not even for a single day. Come to believe of it, I need to wash the HEPA filter today because I observed it is getting a easily white film of dust on it as it’s been a few months since I’ve cleaned it.