LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - We've talked a lot about the dangers of kids in the heat playing sports, but today, we're looking into how schools and teachers are handling the heat.
THV 11's Sarah Fortner went to 5th grade today to see how the little ones are getting energy out when it's too hot to go outside.
Imagine going down a metal slide or kickball in this heat. A lot of students are forced to get active inside.
Asking 5th graders about recess is a sore subject at Crystal Hills Elementary. Recess plus August equals P.E. inside.
School districts have rules in place to protect students.
"If it's above 95 heat index, or below 36 degrees wind chill we do not let any students outside for recess," said Deb Rousch, PCSSD spokesperson.
Principal Stacy Donaghy says that's been the case everyday so far this school year.