Extreme heat conditions are a challenge, especially after a historic stretch of extreme heat.
- Cooling Systems and Guidelines
- Managing Extreme Temperatures
- UIL Health and Safety Recommendations
- Emergency Procedures and Cooperation:
Cooling Systems and Guidelines:
• Evaporative cooling systems (swamp coolers) are used in most schools.
• Proper airflow is crucial for the effectiveness of cooling systems.
• Guidelines for running evaporative coolers include keeping windows cracked (1 to 2 inches) for cross ventilation, without violating safety requirements.
• Diffusers must remain open to ensure adequate air volume.
• Additional cooling measures should not be used without prior approval, as they can impair the cooling system's efficiency.
Managing Extreme Temperatures:
• Guidelines for managing extreme temperatures include frequent hydration and restroom breaks for students.
• Cooling-down periods are recommended before entering the classroom after outdoor activities.
• Awareness of heat-related conditions such as cramps, syncope, exhaustion, and heat stroke is essential.
UIL Health and Safety Recommendations: (university interscholastic league)
• All campuses should follow the UIL health and safety recommendations for outdoor activities.
Emergency Procedures and Cooperation:
• In case of mechanical failure or severe issues, emergency management procedures must be followed.
• The district aims to create safe and effective learning environments through communication and cooperation among students, faculty, and staff.