Kids are sweating in school, and many arent getting AC anytime soon

Kids are sweating in school, and many aren\t getting AC anytime soon
Heat, humidity leads to early dismissal for second day in West Shore district
Its the second day in a row that the district has decided to dismiss classes early in an effort to cope with an unusually warm string of September days. And its not alone: Central Dauphin announced it would dismiss classes early in seven buildings that have no air conditioning, and Philadelphia schools announced they would dismiss school early Thursday. Elizabethtown School District said two elementary schools would be closed Thursday.

West Shore secondary students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m. and elementary school students will be dismissed at 12:45 p.m. There will be no afternoon kindergarten. 

Allentown School District works to keep students cool

Allen Middle School, which has been closed due to mold issues since last week, remained closed Thursday.

After-school activities at all middle and junior high schools scheduled for today have been cancelled or postponed. Varsity and JV athletics are permitted to continue with heat-related safety measures, including possible changes in location and duration.Coaches will excuse any absence from practice due to a lack of transportation. 

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Allentown School District is working to beat the heat and keep students and faculty cool during the hot temperatures this week. 

According to Communications Manager Melissa Reese, common spaces, special needs rooms, libraries and health rooms do have air conditioning and the spaces can be used for the students in rooms that get too hot.

Video: N.J. Schools Dismissing Early Due To Heat

The district is telling students and teachers in upper-floor classrooms that if it is too warm, students can be brought to cafeterias or health rooms.

Additionally, Reese said there were 100 fans delivered to different rooms. Teachers can also request fans if needed. 

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