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Heat causes rescheduling of outdoor activities across LA Unified

Mike Szymanski | September 11, 2015

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It’s just too hot out there. All LAUSD school teams planning outdoor sports competitions today have had to cancel or reschedule due to the heat.

LA Unified sent out a memo yesterday, canceling activities held outside before 6 p.m. Almost immediately, a flyer was posted on the basketball courts at the Miguel Contreras Learning Center, where students instead gathered inside the air conditioned gym.

The district memo reads, “As a precautionary measure, please be advised that all outdoor activities, including outdoor interscholastic athletics contests, events, and practices and Beyond the Bell outdoor programming (scheduled before 6 p.m.) have been canceled for today and Friday.”

Some of the schools moved their 3 p.m. games to 7 p.m. when temperatures are expected to be much cooler. But, some schools don’t have lights and have to change their play dates. The district will see how temperatures fare next week, when forecasts show temperatures to be lower but still higher than normal.

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