Due to the forecast for high temperatures Wednesday, Baltimore City Public Schools without air conditioning were dismissed two hours early.
Hot buildings forced the district to send students home from 57 school buildings.
Diamonte Brown, the head of the Baltimore Teachers Union, released a statement on the heat-related early dismissal, saying, “Today’s announcement about Baltimore City Public Schools without air conditioning closing early due to the extreme heat does not come as a surprise. Our scholars continue to suffer academically because their instructional time is interrupted due to these extreme conditions. While the district works to find and implement a resolution for this ongoing problem, we, as a community, must continue to develop creative and innovative solutions, like the BTU fan drive, to help our educators provide our scholars with a classroom environment that is conducive for learning.”