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Hot temperatures close some Fargo schools this week

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FARGO – Fargo Schools Superintendent Jeff Schatz checked out several of the district’s elementary schools on Sunday.

Temperatures inside buildings ranged from 85 to 90 degrees.

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That’s too high, according to Schatz. With hot temperatures expected to continue for much of the week, he decided classes would be canceled today through Wednesday at five of the district’s elementary schools.

Affected schools include: Clara Barton, Horace Mann, Lewis and Clark, McKinley and Roosevelt.

Schatz said the district took the step to protect students and staff from excessive heat in buildings that are not fully air-conditioned.

He said families were notified by an automated calling system that sent the news to parents’ phones.

Classes began in Fargo last Thursday.

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