School Stockpile Water in Preparation for Excessive Heat

MADISON, Ala. (AP) - Officials with Madison City Schools are stockpiling water in preparation for thousands of students returning to class Monday.

The district will distribute roughly 1,500 bottled waters on all of its bus routes Monday. It comes as temperatures are expected to teeter near triple digits.

School transportation supervisor Bobby Jackson says authorities worry that even on a 30-minute ride, a child can become dehydrated.

Huntsville Hospital and TOC Sports are donating the bottled waters.

Madison school authorities say every student who wants a bottled water will get one and they are prepared to get more water if needed. They're also advising all students to hydrate themselves before they head to the bus stop Monday.

Information from: WHNT-TV,
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