Stifling heat hits Midwest, prompting early school dismissals and sports cancellations

  • Article by: GRANT SCHULTE , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 27, 2013 - 7:17 AM

LINCOLN, Neb. — An unusual, late-summer heat wave has enveloped much of the Midwest, putting schools and sports events on hold.

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frommychairAug. 27, 13 9:45 AM

In 1983, Richard Green, the Superintendent of Schools in Minneapolis, responded to the heat by sending the students home. While many schools in Minneapolis have air conditioning, many others do not. Of course, most school offices have air conditioning and I suspect the downtown offices of the Minneapolis Public Schools are air conditioned as well. I suggest three options. First, hold classes in the offices of all the schools where the air is cooled. It shouldn't be much more crowded than a typical classroom, so it'll be fine. Or, second, to identify with what the students are going through, the staff of the main office should go outside and conduct their business in the blistering heat. There is a third option. Send the kids home for a couple of days until this blows over and add a day or two to the calendar in June. Face it, nobody is learning anything in this heat.

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rlwr51Aug. 27, 13 2:52 PM

750 cases of water?

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uioplearnAug. 27, 13 3:03 PM

That shoud help drive the murder rate upward in gangbanging neighborhoods everywhere!

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