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DECATUR — The Decatur School District will release students after three hours of instruction on Wednesday, due to forecasted high temperatures. This is the second day in a row schools have dismissed early for heat.

Students will be dropped off at their normal bus stops. Pershing Early Learning Center's morning programs will dismiss at noon and afternoon programs are canceled. All elementary athletic practices and games are canceled. Middle and high school practices and game cancellations will be determined by building administrators.

Preschool or special education students without a Latch-Key Agreement who do not have an adult present in their homes will be dropped off at Harris School, where parents will be called to pick up their students immediately.

The National Weather Service in Lincoln said that with a high temperatures of 90 degrees on Wednesday the heat index will reach the mid-90s in most of the region. Storms are possible Wednesday night, and Thursday's forecast calls for a significant cooling off, with a high temperature of 77 degrees.

Contact Valerie Wells at (217) 421-7982. Follow her on Twitter: @modgirlreporter

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