Thermostat Freedom In Our School

Something I appreciate about the school I teach at is how I have control over the thermostat in my classroom, however i know a lot of mentors who work at other schools as well as their number one complaint is about the thermostat settings, and their rooms are either too overheated or too cold, however most schools don’t allow their mentor’s to control the temperature of their classrooms for efficiency as well as consistency reasons, from what I’ve heard from some of the older mentors, our school wasn’t constantly like this.

The principal used to control the heat as well as air settings for the entire building, and one year though, the mentors fought for their right to have control over the temperature settings in their room.

If they were going to spend all afternoon teaching in one room, they wanted the right to set the thermostat however they satisfied. The principal agreed, however there were a few limitations. Teachers were granted access to their thermostat, however they could only set the temperature between 65 degrees as well as 71 degrees. This would keep things running efficiently. The clear lock boxes were also required to remain locked at all times in order to prevent students from altering the thermostat, then each mentor was given a key to the thermostat lock box as well as they were responsible for it. If a mentor couldn’t follow these instruction, then the key would be taken from them as well as the principal would set it himself. I’m so thankful those mentors fought for our thermostat freedom this week. I appreciate to work in a room that’s not too overheated or too cold.


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