90-degree weather forces snow day
September 16, 2015
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On a day when temperatures surged past 90 degrees in central New Jersey, an electrical problem forced a school district to declare a snow day.
Classes were canceled Aug. 8 in Keyport because of a malfunctioning component at the district's elementary school.
Officials cited student safety concerns for their decision, noting the building lacked reliable power. That meant students and staff members were facing a day with no phones, Internet or fire alarms.
Keyport Superintendent Lisa Savoia told the Asbury Park Press the district logged the unexpected day off as a snow day, two of which are built into its school calendar.
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