Hot Weather Closes Southern Boone Schools
However, some parents disagreed with the district's decision.
"There's a lot of parents that work" said Angela Halstead. "Its kind of confusing because they try to listen to the radio and it's not really, in my personal opinion, that hot."
Southern Boone plans to renovate schools buildings and install air conditioning, so this is the final year the district has to sweat the heat.
"We're getting air conditioning and that's the main thing," said Salmons, "so the kids don't have to suffer."
The district has four schools and 1,400 students.