WILLIAMSTOWN -- Middle and high school students were dismissed from Mount Greylock Regional High School on Wednesday because of extreme humidity in the building.
In a letter to parents, school principal Mary MacDonald described the early closing of the school as a "precaution."
Students left at 12:45 p.m. and all after school activities were canceled.
"After a summer of heavy rains, extremely high levels of humidity have created slippery floors that make movement through the hallways and in classes precarious," MacDonald's message read.
School district officials have for years sought funding from the Massachusetts School Building Authority to renovate or demolish and rebuild anew the 50-plus year old Cold Spring Road school.
District Superintendent Rose Ellis met with the school administration and custodial supervisors to work on solutions to the building issues Wednesday evening.
"We will be aggressive in addressing the wet floors this afternoon, and we are anticipating a break in the weather, which will help improve the situation for [today]," MacDonald added in her letter.
-- Phil Demers