Cajon looking to keep cool

Also discussed at the Tuesday school board meeting was air conditioning for the Cajon High School gymnasium. A measure for renovations of the high school included air conditioning for the gym, but unforeseen money spent on asbestos removal now leaves the gym, without AC.

“They did a lot of renovations first that weren’t really necessary, like new doors to classrooms,” said Cajon girls basketball coach Mark Lehman, who spoke in front of the school board Tuesday. “But the asbestos discovery sidetracked the project, and by the time they got to the gym, apparently there was no more money.”

That leaves the gym a sweatbox, according to Lehman, as vents were sealed up as part of the yet-to-be-completed insertion of air conditioning, allowing even less air in and out of the facility. He appealed for a rearranging of funds to complete the project, something the school board said it would look into, according to Lehman.