Extreme heat closes Finneytown schools

Extreme heat closes Finneytown schools

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The extreme heat is shuttering a suburban Cincinnati school district Tuesday.

With temperatures in the low 90s and feel-like temperatures near 100 degrees, classes will not be held Tuesday at Finneytown Local Schools, officials announced Monday.

The decision to close schools impacts Brent Elementary, Whitaker Elementary, and the secondary campus, including Finneytown Middle School, and Finneytown High School.

Several classrooms lack air conditioning, making it impossible and dangerous to teach students, school officials said.

Finneytown joins schools in the Columbus and Cleveland area with heat-related closures and early dismissals.

Heat bakes NE Ohio; school closings announced throughout Cleveland, region

According to the Associated Press, lawmakers in Ohio are considering a bill that would allow schools to start the academic year after Labor Day.

Under current law, schools can open whenever they want, as long as the school completes 910 hours of instruction for students in kindergarten through 6th grade or 1,001 hours in middle school and high school.

The humid air and unsettled weather will stick around through a majority of the week. FOX19 will continue to monitor this story and provide updates as necessary.

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