Early dismissals all week for Fairfield schools
The Fairfield Community School District will run on a summer heat schedule all week because of projected highs in the mid- to high-90s.
Students will have classes from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. this week, just as they did the first week of school.
Teachers will have professional development Wednesday from 1:45 to 3:30 p.m. Preschool for 4-year-olds will not meet Thursday or Friday, but morning preschool for 3-year-olds will still meet Thursday and Friday.
The activities office will communicate practice and event information in cooperation with coaches.
The heat wave has affected schools throughout the state. Districts planning to send students home two hours early include those in Dubuque, Iowa City and Tipton.
The Iowa Education Department says upward of 15 percent of the state’s schools don’t have air conditioning.
The expected high temperatures and humidity have prompted the National Weather Service to issue heat advisories for the entire state through 10 p.m. Tuesday.