Parents say it's too hot to start school in August
AMITE - Parents will ask the public school system in Tangipahoa Parish to delay the start of the school year over heat concerns.
"School is starting tin two weeks and this week, you looked up 'ten day forecast,' and it's still high temperatures with the kids going to school," said parent Carli Adams. Adams is worried about her kids' exposure to almost dangerous temperatures while waiting for the school bus, riding the bus home and even workout activities during P.E.
This weekend, parents started circulating a petition online. Already, it has thousands of signatures.
"It's not very often when you find something that so many people get behind," another parent, Jennifer Slocum told WWL TV.
Tuesday, the parents are set to make a pitch to the school board.
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