Back in class

First grader Ida Rilling was ready with her back-to-school sign. Students arrived to school with temps already in the 80’s.

Driftless area schools were back in session this week. Extreme heat forced several districts to dismiss early.

Decorah Community School District Superintendent Tim Cronin announced Wednesday afternoon that classes were canceled for Thursday due to the heat. Decorah let out early on Wednesday and Friday.

Find photos of the first day in the August 24 Public Opinion Newspaper.

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