This Vandalia elementary school will dismiss early today. Superintendent says heat, face masks are why.

Demmitt Elementary School will be dismissed early today due to high temperatures, according to a message from Vandalia-Butler Schools Superintendent Rob O’Leary.

With temperatures expected to be in the 90s today, the elementary school will dismiss at 1:15 p.m.

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“Demmitt was very hot today, and with face masks being required, it makes it feel even more uncomfortable,” O’Leary said on Tuesday.

Because of Demmitt’s early dismissal, bus routes for Smith Middle School may be shorter than normal.

The superintendent also said that the district learned of a Butler High School students who tested positive for coronavirus Tuesday.

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“The families of all students who were within close contact with the student who tested positive have been notified and will have to follow the quarantine procedures outlined by the health department,” O’Leary said.

He reminded everyone to keep their children home if they are not feeling well. Students who have been tested for the virus should stay home from school until they receive test results.

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