Just after Columbus City Schools had to release students early because of high temperatures and lack of air-conditioning – for two days in a row – the district's superintendent joined Senator Sherrod Brown to promote the School Building Improvement Act.

According to district superintendent Dan Good, more than 40 buildings in the district do not have air-conditioning. Combined with an early fall heat wave, that led to Columbus City Schools sending tens of thousands of students home two and a half hours early on Monday and Tuesday.