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More Than 70 San Diego Unified Schools On Minimum Day Schedule Due To Heat Wave

The outside of the Board of Education building for the San Diego Unified Scho...

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Above: The outside of the Board of Education building for the San Diego Unified School District is shown in this photo, March 24, 2016.

More than 70 campuses in the San Diego Unified School District will operate on a minimum day schedule again Friday because of the continuing heat wave, district officials said.

When temperatures are expected to be 95 degrees or higher with a heat index of 103 degrees or higher, campuses with air conditioning in less than 80 percent of their classrooms may be instructed to move to a minimum day schedule.

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The National Weather Service is calling for temperatures in the mid to high 90s Friday.

Superintendent Cindy Marten makes the decision to call a half-day in collaboration with district and school staff, according to the SDUSD.

All campuses have hot weather plans in place and plan to implement them Friday.


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