Riverside School will be the first elementary school to receive new air conditioning and heating units as part of a series of improvements that Princeton Public Schools will make in the next 18 months. In addition to air conditioning at Riverside, electrical upgrades for all schools are in the works and the Princeton High School gym is getting air conditioning. The electrical upgrades are crucial for the new heating and air conditioning.
"We have 28 high-efficiency HVAC units that have been delivered to Riverside School and I'm happy to say these units arrived two weeks ahead of schedule," explained Brian McDonald of the Board of Education. Mr. McDonald serves as the liaison to the Facilities Committee for Referendum Project Implementation. He praised David Harding, the new director of facilities, who is overseeing all projects. The summer projects are currently all on schedule.
Riverside School Principal Mark Shelley said that the new air conditioning will make a big difference. "After years of inefficient and noisy window units, the Riverside staff and students are excited to have new, efficient, modernized air conditioning that will create a positive and comfortable environment for learning," he says.
New air conditioning units will be installed at Littlebrook School, Community Park School and Johnson Park School in the summer of 2020.
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