Heat To Close Many Baltimore Schools Early On First Day (Patch)
Tuesday Sep 4th, 2018
Schools that do not have air-conditioning in Baltimore City will dimiss three hours early on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Officials made the announcement on Monday, Sept. 3, the day before school was to start.
More than 50 schools will be closing three hours early because city school officials say they lack sufficient air-conditioning.
Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen issued a code red alert for Tuesday, Sept. 4, because of the extreme heat that is expected.
"Heat is a silent killer and a public health threat, particularly for the young, the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions," Wen said.