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Hot Schools/Moline Building Reaches 105 Degrees


Quad City area schools continue to struggle to deal with problems because of the heat. In Davenport, the power went out at both Central High School and J.B. Young School for nearly two hours Thursday.

Students were kept in class while the buildings operated on auxiliary power, but there was only enough electricity to operate some lights and some of the air conditioning.

The district decided to keep kids in class while a maintenance crew worked on the problem. Power at both schools was restored around 11:30 a.m.

Meanwhile the Moline School District decided to cancel classes Thursday because of the heat. Administrators have been monitoring temperatures inside buildings that don't have air conditioning during the heart wave and have been charting the results. On August 27th, the temperature in some of the rooms was hotter than outdoors, reaching 100 degrees or more. Click here to see more days on the chart.

School officials say the building has been absorbing and retaining the heat and getting hotter all week. While students stayed home, full-time employees still needed to report for work.

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