Fort Wayne schools ban appliances from classroom

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA - Food and drinks kept in Fort Wayne classrooms could be room temperature under a policy designed to save on electricity costs.

Fort Wayne Community Schools are banning microwaves, refrigerators and other appliances from classrooms in an effort to save energy and money.

A district panel estimates removing the appliances could cut the school system's electric bill by at least $53,000 annually.

Teachers' union president Al Jacquay says some teachers have complained and say they're concerned about sharing one refrigerator or microwave.

But he says others are pleased by the savings.

School district spokeswoman Krista Stockman says appeals of the policy will be reviewed.



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