Heat cancels school on Friday, Aug. 10
Dayton school officials will keep schools closed on Friday (Aug. 10). The decision, in the interest of student and staff well-being, was based on the local heat emergency declared by Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County; the excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service (both of which continue through tomorrow morning); and the impact of record hot temperatures on the district’s older non-air-conditioned buildings.
The public health department called for a heat emergency last Tuesday, because weather forecasts anticipated “dangerous conditions for multiple days that will generate additional heat stress for the general population.”
DPS health professionals urge parents to keep children out of the sun, give them plenty of fluids, and seek a cool location for them to spend the day.
DPS officials look forward to opening school Monday, when overnight lows and lower humidity levels are predicted to bring the heat index within a more acceptable range.
Parents are asked to stay tuned to DPS-TV, Time Warner 21, or to their local TV or radio stations for school closing information.