Schools to dismiss early due to heat

Public schools in Pittsburgh will dismiss two hours earlier than scheduled today due to expected high temperatures.

Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said the early release is intended to provide relief to students and staff, especially those in schools without air conditioning.

Middle and high school athletics will continue at the discretion of head coaches. Schools will contact families if practices or games are canceled or rescheduled. All other after-school activities are canceled. Central administration offices will remain open.

Pugh said additional early releases may be called as temperatures are expected to rise throughout the week.

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