My son’s class of 25 is currently in a music/food prep kitchen, which was quickly converted due to massive school population growth. The room is crowded, and the acoustics make the room so loud, even noise-cancelling headphones don’t help him. They didn’t have coat hooks and needed to use bins on the floor until January. How can we expect students to feel valued and safe at school when they’re crammed into makeshift rooms? Funding needs to be increased so school overcrowding doesn’t get worse.