San Diego Unified is implementing minimum day schedules at schools without air conditioning in every classroom on Monday, Sept. 15, due to the continued heat wave in terms of temperatures, humidity and the heat index. The schools on a minimum day schedule are those which lack air conditioning in 100% of the classrooms. Schools with 100% A/C in the classrooms will have regular day schedule and are expected to operate under San Diego Unified’s Hot Weather Plan guidelines.
The decision to operate these schools on a minimum day is based on information and guidelines from the National Weather Service (NWS) indicating local temperatures of 95 and higher, with a heat index of 103 and higher – a combination termed by the NWS as “dangerous” health conditions and San Diego Unified’s strong commitment to the safety and well-being of students. Analysis conducted by a cross-sectional team at several schools on Friday also informed this decision.
Here is the latest regional Heat Advisory (dated Sunday Sept. 14)