Smoke from the Sayre Fire had forced local schools to keep
students inside., that order now has been lifted for the Hart District.
Many of the Santa Clarita Valley’s schools were feeling the effects
of the Sayre Fire, even though the flames were miles away.
On Monday morning, District officials from Sulphur
District and Newhall
School district planned to move their schools to an inclement weather program because of the poor air
quality. This type of program is where students stay indoors much like a rainy
“We just felt that the air quality was not good enough to
let kids out on the playground or do physical education,” Newhall School
District Superintendent Marc Winger.
Saugus Union and Hart School
District also took precautionary measures
by eliminating outdoor strenuous activity.
Students were allowed to be outside in these districts but sports and
high energy activities were not initially allowed.
By the middle of the day, however, Hart District officials has toured all the schools and decided that the smoke had subsided in Santa Clarita enough to allow outdoor activities to take place.