Heat prompts schools to cancel classes or shorten school day
High temperatures have prompted several schools around the state to cancel classes or shorten the school day.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - High temperatures have prompted several schools around the state to cancel classes or shorten the school day.
Columbus City Schools said classes in that district were canceled Tuesday due to the prolonged heat combined with high humidity. The district has said it doesn't have the money to add air conditioning in all of its 109 schools.
Temperatures were expected to reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) or higher across much of the state Tuesday.
Some individual schools in Akron and Cleveland also canceled classes Tuesday and at least one district in the Cincinnati area planned to dismiss its schools early.
Legislation has been introduced in Ohio in recent months to begin discussions on ways of fixing school construction around the state to include air conditioning and other necessities.
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