LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Sweltering temperatures throughout Southern California will limit student activity on the first day of school for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

KNX 1070’s John Brooks reports the play yards at one of the district’s newest campuses in San Fernando will be all but empty on Wednesday.

Temperatures well over 100 degrees will force most students to spend opening day on this brand new and still-unnamed campus on Arroyo Ave. in their air-conditioned classrooms.

“It’s just heat…we live in California,” said LAUSD Superintendent John Daisy. “What’s the alternative? We don’t have to put up with blizzards.”

With nearly 400 schools opening for the new year and over 700,000 kids enrolled in the district, traffic is also expected to tighten up around campuses.

“Anybody who’s driving, be mindful that the youth are coming to school, very excited, probably not paying as close attention to crossing the streets,” said Deasy.

Comments (8)
  1. Jason says:

    I much rather have blizzards than this heat. The heat causes major fires which are a very serious problem with budget cutbacks. I would take a blizzard over a fire anytime, because at least you don’t breath poisonous smoke in a blizzard that causes cancer and health problems years down the line. At least you can salvage belongings from a blizzard, you cannot salvage anything when you house is burnt up in a fire. Just something to think about.

    The budget cutbacks are very serious since the state of California and also the United States is so obsessed with bailing out the soon to be Nazi’s in control of the big banks like Bank of America whose sole purpose of existing is to financially and then eventually physically oppress people, that the state and country cannot afford to spend money on education and also fire control.

    1. Anna says:

      It is California but blizzards are welcome if that will replace this crazy heat!

  2. Steven Moshlak says:

    Wimps. We’d play outside if it was 110, on the asphalt. Thanks to the LAUSD, we never had A/C in our buildings, in the San Fernando Valley.

    Also, school didn’t kick off until the third week of September.

  3. J says:

    I totally agree with Anna on that one. Like I said heat causes fires which are in my opinion the worst possible natural disaster you could have. You cannot salvage stuff if you house was hit by a fire. Everything is completely lost, vanished into thin air. Not to mention the exposure to poisonous gases that can cause problems years down the road. With most other natural disasters you will not have as many of these long terms effects as with fires that are associated with heat.

  4. C.W..Chandler says:

    All you sissies complaining about the heat. How do you think our soldiers feel not only dealing with the heat but also being shot at while carrying 90 lbs of gear?

  5. april says:

    oh shut up Chandler, who said anything about the soldiers? You did. the article is talking about heat and our students…geez get a grip before you go on these tangents!

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