San Diego Unified School District schools go back on regular schedule Wednesday despite heat

Posted at 6:30 AM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-29 23:58:17-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Despite another day of high heat expected in San Diego, dozens of San Diego Unified School District schools will be back on regular scheduling on Wednesday.

District officials made their determination Tuesday afternoon after monitoring temperatures and the weather forecast. On Tuesday, 58 district schools were on a Minimum Day schedule due to the ongoing heat wave.

The district added: "Many schools have their regularly-scheduled minimum days so make sure to check your school's schedule to confirm school hours."


The district has put 2,000 A/C units into its hottest classrooms, and the plan is to be at 100% by summer 2019.

District officials said when temperatures reach 95 degrees or more, campuses with less than 80 percent of their classrooms air-conditioned are moved to a Minimum Day schedule. The decision to shorten schedules is made by 12 p.m. the previous day to help parents with any child care or pickup arrangements.

As the area deals with high temperatures, students are reminded to wear light, loose-fitting clothing and to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.