Columbus City Schools to dismiss early Tuesday due to high temperatures

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UPDATE: 4:45 p.m. September 26, 2017

Columbus City Schools said they will be back to their regular schedule on Wednesday after dismissing early on Monday and Tuesday due to the high temperatures.

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On Monday, Columbus City Schools released a statement saying students would be dismissed early again on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

High school and middle school students will be released at noon, while elementary schools will be let out at 1 p.m. because of extreme heat in some of the buildings.

Many parents who talked with 10TV expressed that they were thankful that the district is taking precautions against the heat.

“These kids suffer when it gets above 90 degrees because it’s 95 in the classrooms,” said Meg Foley, a Columbus City Schools parent. “I am so impressed with the way that our school responds to students’ needs.”

Other parents said the change in schedule poses a challenge.

“I know that a lot of people were upset about it, you know, just friends and family on Facebook because they have to figure out how to, you know, what they’re going to do to pick their kids up and make arrangements and stuff like that,” said Amber Johnson.

Johnson said she is fortunate that she had work off today and was able to pick her son up from school.

For parents who need a place to send their kids after early dismissal, there are a few resources around town.

The Columbus Recreation and Parks Community Centers will be open for students who need a place to go after school.

High School sports (including several games) and after-school activities will continue as scheduled on Tuesday.

For a list of locations, click here.

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