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Heat prompts St. Joseph middle and high schools to dismiss early

All three high schools and two middle schools are only partially air conditioned.

Posted: Aug 20, 2019 8:42 AM
Updated: Aug 20, 2019 9:04 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) As temperatures climb into 90s Tuesday, the St. Joseph School District is making the call to dismiss middle and high schools early.

Some of the buildings in the district do not have air conditioning. All three high schools and two middle schools are only partially air conditioned.

ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL DISTRICT EARLY DISMISSAL POLICY

Middle and high schools will let out 2 hours early. Elementary schools will remain in session for the full day. Afternoon classes for high school students at Hillyard Technical Center are also canceled today as well as afternoon classes for middle and high school students at Webster Learning center.

A heat advisory is expected to take effect at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday with the heat index forecast to hit between 105-110 degrees.

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This week will be much cooler than last week for northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. Wind chills Monday morning will be in the teens with the daytime high only getting into the 40s. Current models indicate a slight chance for precipitation Wednesday night into Thursday morning. We have a slight chance to see drizzle overnight Wednesday and flurries and/or light snow possible Thursday morning.
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