Committee to Analyze the Student Learning Environments (CASLE)
The Governing Board for Coronado Unified School District chartered an advisory group called the Committee to Analyze the Student Learning Environments (CASLE). This committee was formed as a response to questions and concerns regarding occasional high temperatures in classrooms without air conditioning.
Chaired by Trustees Lou Smith and Lee Pontes, CASLE included community members with varying skills and interests as well as school site representatives. The committee analyzed the teaching and learning environment in CUSD classrooms, defined suitable instructional conditions, and sought to create a long-term, financially viable, and prioritized plan for addressing climate issues. The ultimate objective was to providing a safe, comfortable learning environment for students.
A comprehensive evaluation of all district buildings was conducted by Cumming Corporation in 2016. The report estimated that the cost to fully air condition all buildings would range from $21 to $27 million. Clearly this would be a huge challenge for our small district. The CASLE group studied the issue from multiple perspectives, gathered facts to present to the board, and ultimately advised the Governing Board of short and long term solutions for their consideration.
Skilled or well-informed community members, teachers from each school site, and a student representative participated in this critical process. The committee issued a final report and last met in January 2017.
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