Milwaukee Public Schools to close early Tuesday due to predicted heat

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) announced Monday that schools will close early Tuesday, June 14 due to heat. 

MPS says the National Weather Service is predicting "dangerously hot temperatures and a high heat index." They say young children and people with health conditions are especially vulnerable to heat-related distress.

For the safety of all, the district has decided to shorten the school day. 

All schools will start at their regular times and be dismissed as follows:

  • Schools that begin at 7:20 a.m. will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m.
  • Schools that begin at 9:00 a.m. will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.
  • All Summer Academy sites will release at 1 p.m.

MPS says breakfast and lunch will be served and buses will pick up students at the early dismissal times. 

All after-school activities, Recreational Child Care Camps, Community Learning Centers and Safe Places will be canceled for the afternoon and evening.

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