No school again for Finneytown amid heat wave

Area school district cancels classes because of heat

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Extreme heat is shuttering a suburban Cincinnati school district for a second day in a row.

With temperatures in the low 90s and feel-like temperatures at about 100 degrees, classes are canceled Wednesday at Finneytown Local Schools.

The heat also prompted the district to shut down Tuesday.

This 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.

"People think hot and it's an inconvenience, but it actually becomes a health risk. That was the ultimate decision. We can't risk the health of our students and teachers," Superintendent Terri Noe said earlier this week.

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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