Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Schools sending home water to beat heat

On the first day of school in Crittenden County, bus riders will be offered a bottle of water to help beat today's heat on their way home from classes.

"The heat index was over 100 when we last checked, and our concern is student acclimation and idle buses," Superintendent Vince Clark said early this afternoon.

Children with extra-long rides will be particularly encouraged to take a bottle to keep hydrated and cool. The longest bus rides in the county can last 90 minutes.