Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Chief Executive Officer Jean-Claude Brizard has ordered summer school classes to be cancelled at Hughes, Mason, and Sabin Elementary Schools. Although these schools have air conditioning, some units are not working and the District is taking a precautionary measure due to the predicted forecast of temperatures reaching over 100 degrees during the daytime hours.
The decision was made based on the forecast of temperatures potentially reaching 100 degrees during daytime hours on Thursday.
Schools that will be closed on Thursday, July 5 include:
- Harold Washington
“Due to reports of excessive heat throughout Chicago tomorrow, we have determined that it is in the best interest of our students and instructional staff to cancel summer school for the day in non-air conditioned buildings,” said CEO Brizard.
The District will continue to monitor the heat wave, and any additional information will be disseminated once those decisions are made. We urge school communities, parents and students to continue to monitor these announcements on television, radio and the CPS web site, Facebook and Twitter.
Chicago Public Schools serves 405,000 students in 675 schools. It is the nation’s third-largest school district.