When Rafi Cave dropped his daughter off at school Friday, it felt like a revelation — it was the first time since classes began Sept. 4 that children at Evans Elementary in Yeadon had a full day’s instruction.
“We’re a week into school, and she hasn’t met her reading teacher yet,” Cave, a member of the Yeadon Borough Council, said of his fourth grader, Ryen.
Last week’s late-summer heat wave forced schools from Philadelphia and Camden to Tredyffrin/Easttown and Cheltenham to call multiple early dismissals in the nascent school year.
To Gina Curry, a member of the Upper Darby school board, the fact that many school systems were unable to cool their buildings is a symptom of a larger problem.
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