In case of extreme heat and humidity, Columbia Public Schools will announce decisions about early dismissal on the previous evening. Notification will be made through local media. School begins Wednesday.
Fans will operate in the most-needed areas, with water breaks throughout the day. The early dismissal schedule follows: Schools dismissing at noon are Benon, Blue Ridge, Cedar Ridge, Fairview, Field, Grant, Lee, Midway Heights, New Haven, Parkade, Ridgeway, Rock Bridge Elementary, Russell, Two-Mile Prairie and Stephens College Early Childhood Preschool.
Schools dismissing at 1 p.m. are Jefferson, Oakland, West Junior, Douglass and Hickman.
Schools dismissing at 1:15 p.m. are Lange and Smithton.
Schools dismissing at 2 p.m. are Bearfield, Derby Ridge, Mill Creek, Paxton Keeley, Shepard, West Boulevard Elementary and Gentry.
Schools dismissing at 2:15 p.m. are Rock Bridge High and Columbia Area Career Center.