CLEVELAND — High heat prompted several northeast Ohio school districts to alter their schedules on Tuesday.
The Parma City School District announced that the entire district will be closed on Tuesday due to high heat.
Avon Lake Schools said all elementary schools and Learwood Middle School will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. The district added that the heat causes “difficulties in successfully implementing COVID-19 protocols” within those buildings.
Cleveland Metropolitan Schools announced a two-hour early dismissal on Tuesday for the following schools: Ben Franklin, Charles Mooney, Collinwood, Facing History New Tech, Louis Agassiz, Mary Bethune, New Tech West, Newton D. Baker, Stonebrook-White, Tremont Montessori and Valley View Boys’ Leadership Academy. The district said bottled water will also be provided for students.
Massillon City Schools said that Franklin, Gorrell and Whittier Elementaries will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. The district added that the heat index would reach over 100 degrees inside the buildings.
According to Spectrum News 1 meteorologist Erin Carroll, the temperature will reach 90 degrees throughout much of Ohio on Tuesday with the heat index reaching 100 degrees.