Coronado schools will be on a minimum day schedule Monday due to the heat, the Coronado Unified School District superintendent announced Sunday.
"Minimum day means that all schools will begin at their regular times, but all schools shall end the day at 12:30 p.m.," Superintendent Karl Mueller said in a message posted on the district's website. "For those who need lunch, sack lunches will be available for purchase/pick-up in the lunch area at dismissal.”
Many of Coronado’s classrooms are not air-conditioned, and the governing board of the school district gives the superintendent the authority to make the decision when the weather gets hot.
"My decision of a heat release day hinges on information provided by reputable forecasts consisting of a temperature or heat index of 90 degrees or higher and/or a high temperature forecast for more than one day," Mueller said.
The minimum day applies only to Monday at this point.