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Hannibal High students will head back to school with A/C

If you have kids at Hannibal High School, they’ll be heading back to class with air conditioning in their building.

Progress is being made on the new HVAC system, which is funded by a bond issue voters passed in April.

Crews say they are working hard to get the new system up and running ahead of when school starts this fall.

School officials hope to have enough work complete by the first week of August in order to let teachers move back into their classrooms. As of right now, school officials say air will be running through most of the high school by July 31st.

“It’s very hard to concentrate or learn when you’re sitting in a classroom that is 85 or 90 degrees and to be in air conditioning and a comfort zone is going to be really something that is unprecedented for August and September in Hannibal and we’re looking forward to how that equates in the classroom,” said Hannibal Schools Business Manager Rich Stilley.

That bond issue voters passed in April was for 14.5 million dollars.

Brett Knese

Multi-Media Journalist at WGEM News.

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