Heat to close 10 Baltimore County schools, prompt early release of 60-plus Baltimore City schools on Thursday

Liz Bowie
Contact ReporterThe Baltimore Sun

Extreme heat has forced Baltimore and Baltimore County school officials to cut school schedules for the third day in a row Thursday.

The more than 60 Baltimore City schools without air conditioning will close three hours early. In addition, three schools where the air conditioning is not working well will close early. They are Dallas F. Nicholas, Sr. Elementary School, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary/Middle School and Robert W. Coleman Elementary School.

In Baltimore County eight schools and two centers will remain closed Thursday. The schools, which lack air conditioning, are slated to have their first day of school Friday. The school year began Tuesday.

The schools that remain closed are Bedford, Berkshire, Colgate, and Dundalk elementaries, and Dulaney, Patapsco, Lansdowne and Woodlawn high schools. The Campfield Early Learning Center and Catonsville Center for Alternative Studies also remain closed.

Baltimore and Baltimore County have struggled to add air conditioning to dozens of their older schools over the past decade.



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