• Detroit Public Schools alter schedule to open cooling centers during heat wave

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    In the midst of the heat wave, Detroit Public Schools is using 13 facilities to open cooling centers to the general public.
    Now through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. cooling centers will offer bottled water and fruit. They will be open in the gymnasiums, auditoriums and/or cafeterias at the following locations:

    Detroit School of Arts, 123 Selden
    Douglass Academy for Young Men (auditorium only), 2001 W. Warren
    Renaissance, 6565 W. Outer Drive
    Southeastern, 3030 Fairview Street

    Elementary schools:

    Beckham, 9860 Park Drive
    Bennett, 2111 Mullane Street
    Brenda Scott, 18400 Hoover
    Ronald Brown Academy, 11530 E. Outer Drive
    Roberto Clemente, 1551 Beard
    Fisher Upper, 15491 Maddelein Street
    Law, 19411 Cliff Avenue
    Schulze, 10700 Santa Maria Street
    Charles Wright, 19299 Berg Road

    The newly opened cooling centers will cause a significant shift in the Detroit Public Schools schedule which can be seen below.

    For Wednesday July 20, 2011:

    -Kettering West Wing and Vetal Elementary will be closed due to heat and mechanical problems.

    -Duke Ellington School will relocate to Beckham Elementary for the remainder of Summer School. Scheduled bus routes will continue as usual and will take children to Beckham. One additional stop at Ellington will be added.

    -All programs in non-air conditioned buildings will close after 12:30 p.m. These include:
    -A.L. Holmes, Academy of Americas, Ann Arbor Trail, Barton, Bates, Beard, Blackwell, Bow, Brewer, Burns, Carelton, Carstens, Carver, Central, Chrysler, Clark, Clippert, Cody, Cooke, Detroit City HS, Detroit Interantional Aademy, Detroit Lions, Detroit School of Arts East, Duke, Ellington, Detroit School of Arts West, Langston Hughes Dixon Education Learning Academy, Dossin, Douglass, Durfee, Edison, Emerson (old wing), Henry Ford program, Ferguson, Field Moses, Finney, Fitzgerald Bethune, Gompers, Greenfield Union, Hally, Hamilton, Henderson, Hutchinson, Jemison, Kettering and Kettering West Wing, Logan, Ludington, MacDowell, Mann, Marcus Garvey, Mason, Mumford, Murphy, Neinas, Nichols, Noble, Nolan, O.W. Holmes, Oakman, Osborn, Palmer Park Preparatory, Parker, Pasteur, Phoenix, Pulaski, Rutherford, Sampson, Sherrill, Spain, Southwestern, Stewart, Thirkell, Trix, Turning Point, Van Zile, Vernor, Vetal, Wayne, Webster, and Wilkins

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