San Diego County school districts prepare for impending heat wave

Posted at 3:08 PM, Jun 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-17 18:08:35-04


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Many schools around San Diego County are doing what they can to prepare for the impending heat wave.

Several school districts, including San Diego Unified School District, will have school until next week. Here is what some districts are planning:

-- San Diego Unified officials said they are monitoring forecasts and the heat index, and schools will adjust accordingly. The district has a "Hot Weather Schools List" on its website, which indicates which schools will change to a minimum day schedule due to high temperatures. According to the district, schools on that list have less than 80 percent of their classrooms air conditioned at this time. The last day of school for SD Unified schools is June 21.

-- Lakeside Union officials said all of it schools' classrooms have air conditioning. The last day of school, June 22, is a minimum day.

-- Santee School District officials said schools will open and close at their regularly scheduled times. On days with temperature increases, the district said it implements "high heat days" -- which include limiting outdoor activity, seeking shade when outdoors, limiting or rescheduling PE classes, adequately hydrating and actively monitoring students/staff for any signs of heat-related conditions. District officials noted that all of its classrooms are air conditioned. The last day of school is June 22.

-- San Marcos Unified officials said all schools have air conditioning. The last day of school, June 22, is a minimum day and district officials have no plans to shorten the schedule.

10News reached out to other districts in the county but have not heard back.

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