FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) - As the sun heats things up outside, temperatures are rising inside Baker Middle School in Fairborn.
The building built back in the 1950's doesn't have air conditioning and acts as an oven when temperatures are this high.
Dave Scarberry, Superintendent Fairborn Schools, "It's not conducive to a good learning environment and it's not safe for kids."
Which is why superintendent Dave Scarberry made the early dismissal decision. In this seventh grade classroom the windows are open, lights are off and fans are on and temperature is 89 degrees. Add a teacher and 15 students and the temperature rises even more.
"They can't get anything done it's hard to pay attention those kinds of things and it's hard to teach," Scarberry says.
The staff tries to do what they can but sometimes you can't beat mother nature. After just five minutes of being in this classroom the temperature ticked up to 90.
The temperature varies throughout the entire building. In one area it's 90 while in on a lower floor it's 74.
Dismissing early wasn't a tough decision because the district doesn't have to use a calamity day.
"By us doing the early dismissal it's just like doing a two hour delay because of fog or snow those don't count against you still get the required school day in by the state of Ohio," Scarberry explained.
The day may be shorter but at least students and staff are safe while the summer season hangs on a little longer.
Fairborn will be dismissing early again Wednesday. Click here for a list of dismissal times.
Other schools in the Miami Valley will be dismissing early including Northridge and Mad River's Brantwood Elementary.
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