The Ottumwa Courier

August 26, 2013

Heat forcing some Iowa schools to dismiss early


Ottumwa Courier

---- — DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The late-summer heat will be forcing some Iowa school districts to dismiss classes early.

Centerville and Pella schools will both send students home two hours early. Fairfield and Sigourney schools will dismiss at 1:30 p.m.

Albia and North Mahaska schools will dismiss at 1 p.m., Oskaloosa Christian will dismiss at 1:15 p.m., and Tri-County will dismiss at 2 p.m.

Centerville and Pella schools will both send students home two hours early. Fairfield and Sigourney schools will dismiss at 1:30 p.m.

Albia and North Mahaska schools will dismiss at 1 p.m., Oskaloosa Christian will dismiss at 1:15 p.m., and Tri-County will dismiss at 2 p.m.

The Iowa Education Department says upward of 15 percent of the state's schools don't have air conditioning.

The expected high temperatures and humidity have prompted the National Weather Service to issue heat advisories for the entire state through 10 p.m. Tuesday.