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Keeping Kids Safe During Hot Weather

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Temperatures above 95 can be detrimental to students especially if they are very active in the classroom.

Sanford Children's Pediatrician Parag Kumar says fans and drinking extra water helps, but you can only do so much before the human body starts de compensating.

He says schools that don't have air conditioning should consider cutting school days short or even shutting the schools down.

In addition to making sure kids drink plenty of water, teachers should also pay attention to students behaviors.

<<"If you see any departure from their normal sensorium that is their normal level of consciousness in the class I mean if the classroom is very boring and they're sleeping that's fine you know but we have more concern about like a child who's always been very attentive and now suddenly you feel they're spacing out, not paying attention, sweating like crazy," Pediatrician Parag Kumar said.>>

Kumar also recommends wearing light colored and light weight clothing.

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