Voters consider air conditioning for Bradley schools

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BRADLEY, Ill. (AP) _ If kids could vote, a ballot proposal next week in Kankakee County probably would win in a breeze.

A $10 million plan to improve buildings includes air conditioning in Bradley School District 61. Superintendent Scott Goselin says the heat in elementary schools can be “intolerable.”

Students have been sent home early eight times in the past two years. The superintendent says Bradley schools over the last five years have averaged 55 days with outside temperatures exceeding 80 degrees. It’s been even warmer inside.

The Daily Journal says the owner of a home with a taxable value of $150,000 would pay $166 more per year, if the proposal passes April 2.

One of the schools, Bradley Central, was built in 1926.

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