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Summer Education Heats Up

Posted July 21, 1998

— Even though it is summer and hot, year-round schools do not take a break. That means the students have to ride hot buses to and from class.

The thermometer on one bus showed temperatures reaching more than 100 degrees, and some children have to sit through a sweltering hour and a half trip.

"I think it's dangerous. Its just too hot," school bus driver Teresa Barbour said. "Someone could have a heat stroke."

Water and lemonade help, bu the drinks are only a temporary solution. Some say schools should cancel classes early on extremely hot days. However, school leaders say some parents will not be home, and they do not want to send kids to empty houses.

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