Heat Forces Early Dismissal

9 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Friday, August 20 2010 Aug 20, 2010 Friday, August 20, 2010 6:07:18 PM CDT August 20, 2010 in News

COLUMBIA - Mid-Missouri heat started the weekend early for hundreds of Missouri students. Classes were cut short for seven Columbia schools Friday. Junior High School students went home at 11:30 whereas elementary schools dismissed at 12:30. Heat dismissal procedures seem to go as planned for most people.

Brittany Berk, sister of a Jefferson Junior High School student, found the time to pick up her sister, despite her schedule. "Once school starts, sometimes it is a problem because I have class during the day. But it's usually not a problem," Berk said.

One third of the classrooms at Jefferson Junior High School are not air-conditioned.

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