Heat Sends Elementary Students Home Early
by KDLT News
August 21, 2013 4:24 PM
Around 665 kids went home from school early Wednesday in Sioux Falls.
Cleveland Elementary lost most of its air conditioning to mechanical problems Tuesday morning. Only five of the 27 classrooms still have air conditioning. Because of the heat and humidity kids were allowed to leave at 1:00 Wednesday afternoon.
Principal Anne Williams says two compressors for the air conditioners have to be shipped in from out of state, so they won't have air conditioning until early next week.
In the meantime classes will resume as scheduled Thursday.
Williams says it was 80 plus degrees in some parts of the school.