School will be cut short for hundreds of students in Sioux Falls on Wednesday. That's because Cleveland Elementary is dealing with a broken air conditioner.
On Tuesday, two compressors went out in the school’s main air conditioning system causing temperatures inside the classrooms to soar well into the upper 80s.
And while the district works to fix the system, administration is letting students out at 1 p.m. to avoid the hottest temperatures of the day.
Now that doesn't mean it's comfortable. Inside the second floor classrooms, it’s very warm. The mercury is steady in the low 80s in most classrooms. To help alleviate the problem, the district has provided 40 fans to help move the air around.
There are however, some parts of the building that is receiving air conditioning - all kindergarten classrooms, the office and some other areas.
Those will be used by the after-school programs to keep kids cool Wednesday afternoon.
Hailey Higgins will have more on this story later on KELOLAND News.