Early dismissals to continue Wednesday amid possible heat wave - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Early dismissals to continue Wednesday amid possible heat wave

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Wednesday's predicted heat continues plans for early dismissal (WFSB) Wednesday's predicted heat continues plans for early dismissal (WFSB)
NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) -

With the heat and humidity expected to stick around, school districts have already decided to have early dismissals on Wednesday.

Many districts made the decision over the holiday weekend and cited health and safety as their main concern.

"Given the health issues, the number of kids that were lethargic in the classroom, we just felt that it was better to make it an early release day," New Britain Schools Superintendent Kelt Cooper said. 

New Britain announced over the weekend that there would be early dismissals on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A list of early dismissals can be found here.

Southington elementary schools dismissed early on Tuesday, and will again on Wednesday.

Only the elementary schools will dismiss early because they are the only schools in town without air conditioning.

Our biggest concern is the health of our youngest students,” said Tim Connellan, superintendent of Southington schools. “They're fragile and not the most tuned into themselves sometimes, so can't [they] tell us always. Little ones we have to watch the most carefully."

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said Tuesday was the hottest day of the year. Windsor Locks saw a temperature of 96 degrees as of 2:45 p.m.

That breaks a record of 95 degree set in 2007.

Temperatures are expected to reach 90 again on Wednesday. 

To read his full Technical Discussion, click here.

West Haven announced it will have an early dismissal for students on Wednesday. There will be no adult classes on Wednesday either and adult education will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

Wolcott, Stamford and Madison also announced early dismissals for Wednesday.

For more information on heat-related illnesses, click here

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