ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -Hot and humid summertime weather rolls on for the St. Louis region. The above normal temperatures will be around through the Labor Day holiday with little chance of rain. This stretch of big heat comes after an early August that felt more like early October.
The heat can be tough on teachers and students. Tom Stahlman is the principal at St. John the Baptist Catholic Grade School in Valla Ridge.
Stahlman said, “There’s a safety issue for the children.”
The windows are wide open and the fans are spinning inside classrooms but the students were not there this afternoon. They were dismissed early because it’s so hot. They only have air conditioners for the gym and resource room. The classrooms were getting hotter by the moment.
Stahlman said, “It’s very difficult for the teachers and the children once you get past about 11:30, 12 o’clock. It gets very difficult to learn.”