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Harford Hills Elementary to Get Air Conditioning

The school, which was built in 1962, should have climate control in time for the 2011-2012 school year.

When Harford Hills Elementary School was constructed in the early 1960s, air conditioning wasn't a standard feature. 

In an e-mail to Patch, Fifth District Councilman David Marks confirmed that the school, located on Old Harford Road in Carney, is set to have air conditioning installed over the summer.

Several parents had contacted Marks about the project, which is fully funded in the current budget. The installation should be completed by the time school begins in August.

“Baltimore County has some of the oldest public schools in Maryland, and many are located in the northeast,” Marks said. 

“Even in this difficult budget environment, I hope we can continue making these important improvements to our older public schools.”

Baltimore County School Board member and Carney Improvement Association president Meg O'Hare e-mailed Patch in response to the good news.

"This is very good news that we are getting air conditioning—a 20th century amenity—for our 21st century students and staff," O'Hare said.

Tim May 20, 2011 at 01:06 AM
I'm definitely excited for these kids. Way overdue. Kudos all around.

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