Several Stateline Schools Close Today over Hot Temperatures

By: Lauren Kravets
By: Lauren Kravets

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The scorching temperatures over the past two days have forced many Stateline school districts to end the day early. The move is intended to help keep kids safe.

In the last two days more than a dozen schools have closed early due to intense heat and in some cases with no air conditioning.

Today alone Oregon, Orangeville, Polo, Amboy, Forestville Valley, and Rochelle school districts closed at least some if not all of their schools early.

Rochelle Parent Keri McGuire said, "I know it's hard for the kids to concentrate in the classroom and it's hard to get any work out of them and our building is very hot because there's no air conditioning."

The early day may have caused a little bit of a hassle for some Rochelle parents. The superintendent tells me some students had to wait at school until parents could get there.

Since it's supposed to cool off, schools will resume as normal next week with full days.

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  • by amanda Location: rockfors on Sep 3, 2011 at 02:29 PM
    it was a hot i was happy about the school
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