Phone Script for the Calls to the District!

District office: 443-984-2000 

I am a parent at KIPP Baltimore on Greenspring Avenue. 

Our air conditioning has not worked for 7 school days. My child is currently trying to learn in classrooms that are just too hot. I understand City Schools is working on a repair to this issues, thank you for that.

However, the District owns this building and I am told that the system needs complete replacement and is beyond life expectancy. Every year my child has lost school time because of an issue with the heat or the air conditioning. Every year my child has been forced to try to learn in a classroom that is too hot or too cold. What are you going to do to fix these issues and prevent this from continuing? 

If Baltimore City Public Schools staff respond by saying that KIPP has the option to close the school, we urge you to remind them that: 

“This is not the issue. KIPP should not have to make the choice to close school. This is a Baltimore City Public Schools building. It is your job to make the repairs necessary for our children so that they can learn.” 

Email  Script to BCPS Leadership:

E-mails to BCPS Leadership (CEO, Chief of Staff, Board of Commissioners)

Dr. Sonja Santelises, CEO – CitySchoolsCEO@bcps.k12.md.us
Dr. Sonja Santelises, Executive Assistant, Christy Lewis cllewis@bcps.k12.md.us 
Dr. Sonja Santelises, Special Assistant, Jennie Wu jwu@bcps.k12.md.us 
Allison Perkins Cohen – Chief of Staff – APerkins-Cohen@bcps.k12.md.us 
School Board – schoolboard@bcps.k12.md.us 

Dear X,

I am a parent of INSERT CHILD’S NAME who is in the INSERT GRADE grade at KIPP Baltimore. I am writing because our air conditioning has not worked for over 7 school days and may not be repaired for months. My child is currently trying to learn in classrooms that are just too hot. I understand City Schools is working on a repair to this issues, thank you for that.

However, the District owns this building and I am told that the system needs complete replacement and is beyond life expectancy. Every year my child has lost school time because of an issue with the heat or the air conditioning. Every year my child has been forced to try to learn in a classroom that is too hot or too cold. What are you going to do to fix these issues and prevent this from continuing? 

Elected Officials Outreach:

E-mails and Phone Numbers:

City Mayor: mayor@baltimorecity.gov 
Council President “Jack” Young 410-396-4804, CouncilPresident@baltimorecity.gov
Vice President Sharon Middeton, District 6 410-396-4832 (KIPP is located in District 6), Sharon.Middleton@baltimorecity.gov

Baltimore City Delegation: visit https://msa.maryland.gov/…/mdmanual/07leg/html/gacobcit.html to find emails and phone numbers.

Dear X,

I am a parent of INSERT CHILD’S NAME who is in the INSERT GRADE grade at KIPP Baltimore. I am writing because our air conditioning has not worked for over 7 school days and may not be repaired for months. My child is currently trying to learn in classrooms that are just too hot. This is not acceptable.

The District owns this building and I am told that the system needs complete replacement and is beyond life expectancy. As a public charter, KIPP has raised private funds to make over $6 million in improvements to our school building, but without separate facilities funding cannot make the necessary replacements. We are a public school in a public school building and we should receive the public dollars necessary to provide a healthy learning space for our students.

Every year my child has lost school time because of an issue with the heat or the air conditioning. Every year my child has been forced to try to learn in a classroom that is too hot or too cold. What are you going to do to fix these issues? Please respect my child and the 1,500 KIPPsters in our building and fix our heat and air conditioning. They deserve better.

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