Heat Wave Has Midwest Schools Dismissing Early

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Students throughout the Midwest are getting out of school early this week because of sweltering temperatures and a lack of air conditioning

MGN Online

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

August 26, 2013

Students throughout the Midwest are getting out of school early this week because of sweltering temperatures and a lack of air conditioning in some classrooms.

Schools in Nebraska, Iowa, the Dakotas and Illinois planned to release children in the early afternoon, before temperatures reached expected highs -- nearly 100 degrees in much of the central United States.

School administrators in several states said they were letting school out early because of safety concerns for students and teachers. Many schools have air conditioning systems that don't extend throughout the entire building.

The National Weather Service says a prolonged heat wave of this magnitude is unusual for this time of year, but not unprecedented.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 221195021 - kake.com/a?a=221195021