In May, there were record-breaking temperatures across the province. Surrey teachers reported a multitude of issues related to working and learning in overheated classrooms and portables. The STA sent out a survey to all members to gather information. These findings will be shared with the District.
- 95% reported 1:00-3:00 pm was the hottest time of day.
- 82% of respondents had more than 3 days of over 30 degrees in their classroom over 2 weeks.
- 42% of respondents chose to buy their own fan(s) for their classroom.
|Student Symptoms Reported||Teacher Symptoms Reported|
|93% Difficulty focusing/engaging
78% Reduced academic performance
71% Increased dysregulated behaviour
68% Difficulty engaging with students/colleagues
49% Mood changes
45% Deteriorated decision-making