90-degree weather forces snow day
September 16, 2015
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. That was because of a malfunctioning component at the district's elementary school. The school is in the town of Keyport.
Officials cited student safety concerns. They noted the building lacked reliable power. That meant students and staff members were facing a day with no phones. They also had no 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 are built into its school calendar.
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