Heat prompts Rapid City schools to release early Thursday

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Published: Aug. 31, 2022 at 8:08 PM MDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - The Rapid City Area Schools District will release students from 14 schools early Thursday due to the forecasted heat.

These schools do not have air conditioning. According to RCAS, temperatures were above 90 degrees in some classrooms Wednesday and they anticipate it being hotter Thursday.

Bus routes will run early.

Elementary schools closing early are:

  • Black Hawk
  • Canyon Lake
  • Grandview
  • Horace Mann
  • Meadowbrook
  • Pinedale
  • Rapid Valley
  • Robbinsdale
  • South Canyon
  • South Park
  • Wilson

Middle Schools closing early are:

  • West Middle School
  • South Middle School
  • North Middle School