User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


34° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Freezing rain switching to snow Sunday evening through Monday.

 

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Education

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Hot Schools Let Out Early

August 28, 2012, 5:58 PM by Don Jorgensen

Hot Schools Let Out Early
LAKE PRESTON, SD -

Nearly a dozen schools let out early today because of the extreme heat in South Dakota on Tuesday.  At Lake Preston, kids were dismissed over the noon hour because the school has no central air.

It's hard to be a fan of hot weather when your school doesn't have air conditioning.

"In a few of the classrooms, it gets really hot," sophomore Kristen Longville said.

Lake Preston school officials made the decision to let kids go home early, but it's not the first time this year.

"It's just too hot for the kids to concentrate; we let out a half day on Friday last week," Superintendent Tim Casper said.

A few of the administrative offices have air conditioners and so does the library, but district officials say when temps hover close to triple digits, the classrooms become boiler rooms.

"It's just the fact while you're here, are we getting anything out of the day?  Especially little kids when they come in from recess.  You can almost imagine what a room would be like today at 2 p.m. after a fifth-grade recess," Casper said.

The students say they're used to it because it happened last year too.  They try and dress appropriately to avoid those embarrassing perspiration stains.

"Most people try not to wear gray because you sweat sometimes," Longville said.

So until the school upgrades and gets central air, short days may be the hot trend.

"If you did a survey and asked the kids would you rather have central air or go home on a hot day, they might choose to say, 'I'd rather go home,'" Casper said.

Lake Preston is letting out school on Wednesday at 2 p.m. for teacher in-services and students get the rest of the week off for the State Fair.

Check the KELOLAND Closeline to find out if your school is letting out early due to the heat.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View education

You may also like

Grab and Go Cart Offers Healthy And Affordable Options

12/15/2014 7:14 AM

"Washington is full of people who may not be able to afford a breakfast every morning, so this offers a cheap, good, well-balanced breakfast for ...

Full Story | Watch
Catholic Students Raise $465 To Feed Africans

12/17/2014 6:12 PM

Catholic School students in Sioux Falls donated hundreds of dollars to help poverty-stricken Zambians halfway around the world.

Full Story | Watch
Open Meeting For Input On New Superintendent In Sioux Falls

12/15/2014 4:21 PM

The Sioux Falls school district wants your help choosing the next superintendent.

Full Story
On The Tech Track

12/17/2014 10:05 PM

KELOLAND News first brought you the story last night about the new $50 million state scholarship program for technical education.

Full Story | Watch
World Cultures Explored At Hayward Elementary

12/18/2014 5:55 PM

It can start with a small phrase, but it's enough to open up the entire world to third graders at Hayward Elementary.

Full Story | Watch


Events