Columbia Public Schools


Heat-related Dismissal Procedures

In the event of excessive heat and humidity, non-air-conditioned public schools in Columbia may be closed for partial days. The school district's intent is to have students attend school all day, but the safety and well-being of students and staff is paramount. A decision will be made in the evening prior to any heat-related closing. Appropriate news media will be notified before 10:00 p.m.

Principals and teachers will monitor closely the welfare of students during days when heat can become an issue. Water breaks will be provided and fans will be running in areas of greatest concern.

Students will be served lunch before they are dismissed.

Heat-related Dismissal Schedule
Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.

Jefferson Junior High School
West Junior High School


  Columbia Public Schools | 1818 W. Worley Street | Columbia, MO 65203
  Phone (573) 214-3400 | Fax (573) 214-3401 |

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