EDUCATION + SCHOOLS

Schools closing early in the Tooele School District, due to heat

Sep 6, 2022, 10:29 AM

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FILE: Fans can help keep kids cool in some schools, but they can also add to the heat problem. (Brandon Witworth/ Deseret News)

(Brandon Witworth/ Deseret News)

TOOELE, Utah — West Elementary school along with another school in the Tooele School District is dealing with air conditioning problems. As a result, the schools will be releasing students early. Today and tomorrow, Sept. 6 and 7, West Elementary and Settlement Canyon Elementary will release students early.

The unprecedented heat of September has proved no match for the school district’s air conditioning as it struggles to keep up with the 100 degree temperatures.

The district says it’s working with a company to get the air conditioning working at full capacity in all its schools, in order to be proactive during the heat wave. 

Although the school has fans, chillers and port-o-cool units in the classrooms, toward the end of the day the heat catches up with students and staff. 

The district will keep families updated with more closures and cooling installation updates. 

DATES: 

September 6 and 7

Kindergarten – 6th grade: 8:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

AM Preschool: (Tuesday only) 8:50 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

PM Preschool: (Tuesday only) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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Schools closing early in the Tooele School District, due to heat