High heat, humidity can close schoolsThe Carroll County...

EDUCATION NOTES

September 07, 1993

High heat, humidity can close schools

The Carroll County Public School System urges all parents to monitor radio and television stations if the temperature for the following day is forecast to reach 95 and the humidity is forecast to exceed 50 percent.

If a decision is made to alter the regular school day schedule, parents will need to make alternative plans.

When hot, humid weather is forecast, staff members will monitor temperatures in schools without air conditioning. The decision to close or dismiss schools early will not automatically hinge on the predicted temperature but rather on the comfort level in non-air-conditioned schools.

The school system's goal is to avoid closing schools because of excessive heat, but it is recognized that learning is impeded when the temperature and humidity are high.

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