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Record-breaking heat in Colorado this week has prompted public schools without air conditioning to close or announce plans to send students home early.
More than 30 Denver schools are calling “heat days,” according to a district news release. Most schools are releasing students early Wednesday and Thursday, but four schools are closing altogether for at least one day this week.
- Godsman Elementary was closed Tuesday.
- Columbine Elementary will be closed Wednesday and Thursday.
- Knapp Elementary will be closed Wednesday and Thursday.
- Next Steps at Barrett will be closed Wednesday and Thursday.
- Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High will release students early Thursday.
- George Washington High will release students early Wednesday and Thursday.
- KIPP Denver Collegiate High will release students early Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
- Manual High will release students early Wednesday and Thursday.
- Thomas Jefferson High will release students early Wednesday and Thursday.
- West High will release students early Wednesday and Thursday.
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