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High temps could prompt early release days at Southington schools

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SOUTHINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

The heat and humidity is sticking around for the beginning of classes and school officials are trying to make students and staff as comfortable as possible.

Southington Superintendent of Schools Timothy Connellan sent a letter to parents on Monday that said if absolutely necessary, there could be early release days later in the week because of the heat and humidity.

“Clearly that will not be the most desirable option, but it may be necessary depending on how the week progresses,” he said in the letter.

School officials are allowing for proper ventilation, especially during the overnight when temperatures allow for some relief.

Connellan also said elementary school principals have identified specific areas in the buildings that are air conditioned or are substantially cooler, which will be used by classes as needed.

Temperatures are expected to be in the high 80s to low 90s this week and humidity is expected to stick around as well.

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