Six schools in the Gunnedah shire will experience a cool change.
Carroll Public School, Curlewis Public School, Gunnedah South Public School, GS Kidd Memorial School, Gunnedah High School and Gunnedah Public School each qualify for air conditioning under the Cooler Classrooms program.
Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson said there were 33 schools in the region that have an average maximum temperature of 30 degrees or more in January and will automatically receive air conditioning in their classrooms and libraries.
“We’re also installing solar panels and ‘smart systems’ alongside the air conditioning units, so schools can offset their additional energy use and efficiently heat and cool their schools,” Mr Anderson said.
“This is part of the government’s continued commitment to providing environments where our students and teachers can best succeed.
School principals are encouraged to apply to the second round of the fund, which will open on day one of Term one in 2019. More information can be found at www.schoolinfrastructure.nsw.gov.au