It's day four of record breaking heat in KOTA Territory, and even though many schools will dismiss early Thursday, teachers and administrators are still having a tough time keeping their students and themselves cool.
At South Middle School, the lights are dimmed and the fans are on, but the heat is still almost too much to handle. Some rooms have reached the 95 degree mark.
At least one teacher in the district passed out due to heat exhaustion Thursday morning. While productivity may not be where it should be this week, Principal Larry Stevens says they're getting a few things done. "A lot of the first week is developing relationships going through some guidelines and procedures in classrooms - so these things are probably okay but it when you get down to the nitty gritty of studying and doing some of those things it gets a little more difficult," Stevens said.
Rapid City Public School students are scheduled for a full day of school Friday.