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Chico (California) Unified District is replacing 105 HVAC systems in its buildings

July 8, 2024
The district is using Covid relief funds to upgrade its systems.

 The Chico (California) Unified School District is replacing 105 HVAC systems at five different locations, including Chico High.

KNVN-TV reports that the district has needed to replace the systems because of their age, and federal funding to pay for the upgrades is set to expire this year.

The Chico district is funding the project using Covid relief funds. The money has to to be used before September 30.

Recent surveys of community members identified working and efficient HVAC systems in schools as a top priority.

Joe Morris, Chico's director of operations and maintenance, said the new systems will be more energy-efficient than the older ones.

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Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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