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AC Closes School Early, Tax Would Add Cooling

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Class was cut short for some students in attempt to beat the heat.

Students attending one of the 12 Moline schools without air conditioning were released early. That's the second time already this year.

Superintendent Dr. David Moyer says if voters had approved a one percent sales tax, the district would have been able to start putting air conditioning into the schools that don't have it.

The sales tax was voted down this past winter.

Now Dr. Moyer says it could be a while before the schools with out AC could get it and in the meantime, students and teachers say the early dismissals come as relief to an unbearable situation.

"I'm really distracted because I don't really focus on what the teacher's saying, just when am iI getting out of here, it's really hot," sophomore Britta McNinch said.

Moyer says Rock Island County may be looking to revisit the 1-percent sales tax proposal in the near future.



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