Madison schools dismiss students early due to high temperatures

School districts without air conditioning, such as Madison in Morris County, decided to have an early dismissal on Tuesday and will also do the same for Wednesday, due to the oppressive heat.

News 12 Staff

Jun 8, 2021, 9:57 AM

Updated 1,045 days ago

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School districts without air conditioning, such as Madison in Morris County, decided to have an early dismissal on Tuesday and will also do the same for Wednesday, due to the oppressive heat.
“I think with this heat and humidity, I think the students and the teachers should be going home early,” says Stephania Mori, of Madison.
Students and staff at Madison High School were dismissed at 1 p.m.. Extracurricular activities such as sports and the National Merit Scholar induction ceremony will go on as scheduled.
For Madison Junior School, students and staff were dismissed at 12:40 p.m. All afternoon classes were also canceled.
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The day ended at 12:45. p.m. for the elementary schools. No virtual sessions were held after dismissal.            
With no air conditioning, even the morning hours can be tough. So, the district is encouraging students to dress in comfortable and breathable clothes for the next two days and to bring water with them to class.
Madison isn't the only district making changes because of the heat. Students in K-8 in Brick attended virtual classes on Tuesday due to not having air conditioning.


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