Considerations Before Canceling a School

  • The superintendent of Saint Paul Public Schools will consider canceling an individual school without air conditioning when the National Weather Service issues an Excessive Heat Warning. Before SPPS makes the decision to cancel a school, the following will be considered:

    • The ability to move students and continue school at another site or area within the building
    • The safety of students who may not have the resources at home to stay safe in the heat
    • Whether the school building has adequate air movement (access to windows that open, fans, ventilation system capabilities, etc.)
    • Evaluation of the combination of temperature and humidity indoors
    • Sites with vulnerable student populations
    • Prolonged heat waves