Baltimore County school board changes heat closure policy

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore County Board of Education has amended a policy that required dozens of schools without air conditioning to close for two days already this school year.

Local media outlets report that the board voted Tuesday night to close schools without air conditioning if the heat index is forecast to reach 90 degrees by 11 a.m.

The former policy required the district to close the non-air-conditioned schools if the heat index was forecast to reach 90 at any time during the school day.

The former policy forced the closure of 37 schools for a second day Monday.

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