Bottled Water Delivered to Erie Public Schools During Hot Spell
It was another hot day for students in the Erie School District.
Classes went on as scheduled, but the district tried to make things a bit more bearable.
The district, through its food service provider, Metz Culinary Management, delivered bottles of water to all schools.
Metz called a vendor to arrange for the water to be chilled then delivered in refrigerated trucks.
There is little air conditioning throughout the district, so leaders hoped the water would help the kids get through the day and stay hydrated in the hot, steamy conditions.
Metz Culinary Management General Manager Jenny Johns said, "At this point we have about 14,000 bottles out in the district. We are focusing on one bottle per student. The idea is to help them stay hydrated and beat the heat."
District leaders are hoping that cooler temperatures in the forecast will bring some relief to students, teachers and staff.