Oodgeroo MP Mark Robinson calls on Education Minister Grace Grace for progress on school air conditioning program

COOL DOWN: Education Minister Grace Grace said six schools in Oodgeroo electorate will get air cons by the end of June next year.
COOL DOWN: Education Minister Grace Grace said six schools in Oodgeroo electorate will get air cons by the end of June next year.

SIX schools will hopefully have air conditioning in time for a sweltering summer next year.

Oodgeroo MP Mark Robinson called on Education Minister Grace Grace for an update on the Cooler Cleaner Schools program in Parliament recently.

Ms Grace said the program was reaching completion by the end of June next year.

Six schools in the Oodgeroo electorate were assessed as having at least one classroom, library or staff room that was not air conditioned.

Cleveland District State High School, Cleveland State School, Dunwich State School, Ormiston State School, Wellington Point State High School and Wellington Point State School are on target to be completed by 2022.

In February last year Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced a plan to install air conditioning in 20 Redlands schools.

It came after more than 800 frustrated parents signed a petition for air conditioning to be brought to Redlands schools.

Seven schools in the Redlands electorate were also earmarked to get air conditioning by next year.

Under the Cooler Cleaner Schools program, the government would also fund the maintenance and replacement of existing air conditioning units in Queensland state schools.

"The $477 million Cooler Cleaner Schools program will provide air conditioning to Queensland state school classrooms, libraries and staff rooms in 650 state schools, making an additional 10,000 classrooms cooler and more comfortable," she said.