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Philadelphia Public And Archdiocesan Schools Closing Early Due To Heat

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Due to extreme heat and humidity, all School District of Philadelphia and Archdiocesan Schools will also close at 1:30 p.m. today.

The District and the Archdiocese say they are taking an excessive heat warning seriously by closing schools. Routine transportation will occur for students at the 1:30 p.m. dismissal time.

The excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 p.m. tonight.

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  • Concerned Teacher

    We have two kids taken to the hospital due to heat related illnesses and several with severe asthma attacks due to the heat. It’s easy for people who aren’t working in this conditions to say such ignorant comments.

  • Linda D Bryant

    The sight of the first Snowflake in the Winter and you hear that all schools will be closed for the day.

    Now, due to some heat, they will be leaving at 1:30 instead of 3:00.
    No such breaks back in the day—I went to school in SNOW, HEAT, WHATEVER!!!!

    Stop babying these Kids!!!!

    They will be in for a rude awakening when they have to get up and go to work–

  • ed

    what a joke. the teachers just want to go home early. now parents have to scramble to pick up their kids. ackerman & the district are a joke.

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