Jersey City parents angry after schools let out early for heat
JERSEY CITY — Parents say they're upset that the superintendent of the city school district didn't give them enough notice that the classes would end early because of the excessive heat.
Jersey City public schools let out at 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, two hours earlier than usual. The Jersey Journal reports parents came to schools only to find that school staff did not know about the early dismissal.
The temperature climbed above 90-degrees Tuesday. A school district spokesperson says the heat buildup was causing air conditioning in schools to malfunction.
School Board president Joel Torres says he found out about the early dismissal a minute before it happened. He says the school board will discuss the dismissal at a regular caucus.