90-degree weather forces snow day (Thinkstock)
90-degree weather forces snow day
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It was a day when temperatures surged past 90 degrees in central New Jersey. An electrical problem forced a school district to declare a snow day. Really.
 
Classes were canceled Aug. 8. That was because of a malfunctioning component at the district's elementary school. This happened in the town of Keyport. 
 
Officials cited student safety concerns. They noted the building lacked reliable power. Students and staff members were facing a day with no phones. They also had no Internet. And there were no working fire alarms.
 
Keyport Superintendent Lisa Savoia told the Asbury Park Press the district logged the unexpected day off as a snow day. Two are built into its school calendar.

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COMMENTS (7)
  • nickh-ver
    9/18/2015 - 01:12 p.m.

    Really a snow day? They really should of cancled school I complety agree with that but mabye calling it a snow day wasn't the greatest idea.

  • donovyns-jen
    9/22/2015 - 11:56 a.m.

    No heat.No way to cook food.No way for teachers to contact people.

  • jasonk-ver
    9/28/2015 - 02:51 p.m.

    Why would they call this a snow day? Wouldn't this be like a "Hot Day"? This situation is the exact opposite of a snow day.

  • John0724-YYCA
    9/29/2015 - 09:21 p.m.

    This is a bad day because when there is an accident they would have no way to contact there parents and I'm really glad that this never happened to us. If it did then it would have been horrible.

  • noahm-mel
    10/01/2015 - 09:58 a.m.

    Students and staff members were facing a day without phones.They also had no internet.And there were no working fire alarms.

  • raegannm-mel
    10/05/2015 - 10:01 a.m.

    The lack of electrical power is a safety issue because without any fire alarms the electrical power could turn into a fire and nobody would know it

  • angelinal-jen
    2/03/2016 - 02:38 p.m.

    Because if they didn't have any working phones or fire alarms they wouldn't know if there was a fore in the school somewhere because the fire alarm didn't go off

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