OKC schools prepare for extreme heat


OKLAHOMA CITY — Wednesday is the first day of school for Oklahoma City students.

With extreme temperatures continuing to rise, school administrators are implementing a keep cool plan.

At a press conference Tuesday officials announced they will allow students to take frequent water breaks throughout the day.

Athletes and band members will have time outs every 15 minutes to rehydrate and shade tents will be placed on the fields.

School buses will be stocked with water bottles and cool towels.

All staff members received video training on how to detect and respond to heat-related illnesses.

As of Tuesday 41 classrooms has broken AC units.

Administrators said HVAC crews are working overtime to get them up and running for Wednesday morning.