If you have kids in Central Maine schools, you are going to want to keep an eye (and an ear) on your smartphone.  There is a good chance you'll be getting a text message or robo-call from your child's school today regarding the extreme heat.

According to the KJ, many local school districts have decided to release the kids early over concerns about the heat index.

Augusta has made the decision to release the elementary schools (Farrington, Hussey, Gilbert, and Lincoln) at Noon on Monday and Tuesday.

 

Waterville schools will have a staggered release.  Waterville Senior High School at 11:30 AM.  The junior high school at 11:35 AM.  Both the Albert S. Hall and George J. Mitchell will be released at 12:30 PM.

MSAD 54, which includes Norrdigewock, Canaan, and Skowhegan, will be releasing students at Noon.

Winslow has made the call for early release on both Monday and Tuesday.  On those days, school will be released at 11:30 AM.

MSAD 49, which includes Benton, Clinton, and Fairfield, has made a similar call.  They will be releasing grades 7-12 leaving at 11 AM, with pre-K through 6th grade being released at Noon.

According to the National Weather Service, we can expect a high of about 95 degrees today (June 7th).  Additionally, there will be Heat Advisory in effect from Noon to 8 PM.

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