News

Actions

Baltimore County Board of Education changes heat-related closure policy

CORP-Digital-Default-Image-1280x720-WMAR.png
Posted at 9:07 PM, Aug 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-31 06:18:28-04

The Baltimore County Board of Education voted to amend the county's school heat-related closure policy Tuesday.

If the heat index is forecast to reach 90 by 11 a.m., the 37 non air-conditioned schools will close.

RELATED: Board of Education members to discuss BCPS heat-related closure policy

If, however, parents feel that the heat will negatively affect their child's health or learning potential, they can chose to keep them home from school with a doctor's note.

Those absences will be excused if the child is a student at one of the schools without air-conditioning.

SEE ALSO: Which Baltimore County Schools don't have air conditioning?

The former policy required the non air-conditioned schools to be closed if the heat index was forecast to reach 90 at any point during the school day.

Download the ABC2 News app for the iPhone, Kindle and Android.

Like us on Facebook