Philadelphia schools to close early Monday due to extreme heat

    Philadelphia School District schools will close early today, with classes and programs ending at noon.

    Routine transportation will be provided for students at that time. All afterschool programs will be cancelled. Staff will remain in the building until all students have left or have been picked up.

    Today’s high is expected to reach 83 – not quite the oppressive heat everyone expected as of yesterday, when the district made the call.

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