Should elementary schools in Indian Prairie School District 204 have air conditioning, and why weren't they built that way in the first place?
The answer to the second part of that question is that in order to get referendums passed during the 1990s boom years, costs were held to a miniumum. So the new schools were built the old-fashioned way.
Now it would cost about $800,000 per school to retrofit the 19 elementaries with AC, or about $15 million total.
Would it be worth it? Would you be willing to pay for it if another referendum is proposed?