“The continued excessive heat over the weekend kept the schools warmer than normal,” Silvus said. “Since we have not had a break in the temperatures over the weekend, we felt it was important to release early today. We are hopeful that by mid-week, the weather will break and temperatures will return to normal levels.”
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He said he hopes the weather gets cooler Wednesday.
“We hope this is the last time as temperatures are supposed to begin lowering Wednesday,” Silvus said.
The schools don’t have air conditioning and can reach very hot temperatures throughout the day. Greenon High School students let students out at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday while the rest of the schools got off at 1:30 p.m.
The district is in the midst of planning to build a new $54 million kindergarten through 12th grade school on the site of the current Indian Valley Intermediate School after voters approved a bond issue last November.
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