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Classes And Sports Impacted By Heat

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With temperatures rising outside, it was even hotter inside the classrooms at Moline schools.

Temps reached over 100 degrees in some of the rooms so district administrators decided to cancel classes but across the river it was sports as usual.
          
With high school football kicking off, Pleasant Valley and Davenport still took the field to play. District leaders are working ahead of time to come up with a game plan on how to keep students safe in this weather.
     
Using the Iowa High School Athletic Association guidelines, they decided the show must go on.

"I am definitely not alone," said PV activities director D'Anne Kroemer. "We both have certified athletic trainers who take air temperature as well as humidity readings throughout the day and throughout competition. The Iowa High School Athletic Association provides heat index charts to help us in our decision making process." 

Some school districts have added more water breaks during practice and scaled back the intensity of the workouts to combat the heat.
     
At this point, more football games are still on schedule.

 

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