• Extreme heat conditions are a challenge, especially after a historic stretch of extreme heat.

    1. Cooling Systems and Guidelines
    2. Managing Extreme Temperatures
    3. UIL Health and Safety Recommendations
    4. 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.