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Cleveland schools announce Wednesday closures because of heat

August 29, 2018

Cleveland schools announce Wednesday closures because of heat

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Several schools in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District will not have classes Wednesday because of concerns about the ongoing heat and humidity, the district announced.

The decision comes a day after the district closed 18 buildings because of the heat.

Schools closed Wednesday include Ben Franklin, Charles Eliot, Charles Mooney, Facing History New Tech, Garrett Morgan, Iowa Maple, Louis Agassiz, Michael R. White, Miles, New Tech Collinwood, New Tech West, Newton D. Baker School of Arts, O.H. Perry, Sunbeam, Tremont, Valley View Boys Leadership Academy, Whitney Young Leadership Academy and Willow.

Tuesday’s high reached 92 degrees in Cleveland but felt even warmer because of the high humidity. Forecasts are calling for highs to again approach 90 degrees on Wednesday before a cold front comes through later in the day. Highs for Thursday will remain in the mid-70s.′

The heat has had an effect across the state, with schools in Columbus dismissing early and Mansfield City Schools canceling all classes.

Other schools in Northeast Ohio that closed or dismissed early on Tuesday include Buckeye Local Ashtabula, Fairview Park City Schools, and several area parochial schools.

A list of other closures is available at WKYC Channel 3.

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