Philadelphia schools to dismiss early Tuesday, Wednesday due to excessive heat

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia School District plans to dismiss students at 1 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday due to expected high temperatures.

The district says all after-school activities including athletic programs and professional development sessions are canceled for those days.

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School employees are expected to work normal schedules and administrative offices will operate on regular business hours.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through Wednesday night for the region, warning of temperatures in the low to mid 90s.