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Pittsburgh Schools Turn to Remote Learning Amid Heat Wave

Pittsburgh Public Schools requires facilities without air conditioning to move to remote learning when the heat index exceeds 90 degrees, and 38 of its 54 schools did so this week due to a heat wave hitting the city.

(TNS) — Pittsburgh Public Schools said Tuesday it is moving 38 of its schools to remote learning for the next two days because of the heat wave hitting the city.

Spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said the district's extreme heat protocols call for schools without air conditioning to move to remote learning when the heat index exceeds 90 degrees.

The weather forecast calls for high temperatures in the 90s on Tuesday and Wednesday.

She said the 38 schools moving to remote lack air conditioning. There are 54 schools in the district.

"Extreme heat exposure can cause illness, and some of the buildings don't have air conditioning," she said. "It can get very hot inside."

Pugh said remote learning will include live instruction from teachers.

The district also is canceling practices and competitions for outdoor sports for Tuesday and Wednesday, Pugh said.

Grab-and-go meal service will be made available at 19 locations across the Pittsburgh Public Schools district. The district's website has more information.

The schools moving to remote learning for Tuesday and Wednesday include: Allderdice, Arsenal (PreK-5 and 6-8), Banksville, Beechwood, Brookline, Carrick, Chartiers, Clayton, Colfax, Concord, Crescent, Dilworth, Fulton, Grandview, Greenfield, Liberty, Lincoln, Linden, Manchester, Mifflin, Miller, Montessori, Morrow (Intermediate and Primary buildings), Perry (including OCA Satellite Site), Phillips, Roosevelt Primary, Schiller, Science and Technology, Spring Garden, Spring Hill, Sterrett, Student Achievement Center, Weil, Westinghouse, Westwood, Whittier and Woolslair.

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