Saturday, September 13, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District: Schools without 100% air-conditioned classrooms to be operated on a minimum day on Monday, September 15, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, September 13, 2014

Minimum day planned for San Diego Unified schools which do not have 100% of classrooms outfitted with air conditioning

DETAILS:  San Diego Unified is implementing minimum day schedules at schools without air conditioning in every classroom (See list) on Monday, Sept. 15, due to the continued heat wave in terms of temperatures, humidity and the heat index. The schools on a minimum day schedule are those which lack air conditioning in 100% of the classrooms. Schools with 100% A/C in the classrooms (see list) will have regular day schedule and are expected to operate under our Hot Weather Plan guidelines.


The decision to operate these schools on a minimum day is based on information and guidelines from the National Weather Service (NWS) indicating local temperatures of 95 and higher, with a heat index of 103 and higher – a combination termed by the NWS as “dangerous” health conditions (See the latest regional advisory here) and our strong commitment to the safety and well-being of our students. The National School District has notified families it will operate all ten of its schools on minimum days Monday and Tuesday.  The Coronado Unified School District announced it will also have a minimum day Monday.


The district will closely monitor forecasted conditions for Tuesday, using these same parameters, to see if a minimum day for these same schools on Tuesday – a decision that will be made by noon on Monday. Again, this is only schools without 100% classroom air conditioning.

Information about the minimum day is available at information is also provided in Spanish at

Transportation schedules are being adjusted to accommodate the minimum day schedules. The PrimeTime program will remain in place.  The district is also partnering with the YMCA to provide after-school options for affected schools.  Additional information will be provided as those details are finalized.

CONTACT: Linda Zintz | Communications Director | San Diego Unified School District | (619) 847-6637 (Cell)



Linda Zintz

Communications Director

(619-725-5578 office

(619-847-6637 mobile