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After a child's death, California weighs rules for phys ed during extreme weather

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Proposed Title: Family’s Tragic Loss Prompts Push for Heat Safety Guidelines in California Schools #

A family in California is advocating for the implementation of heat safety guidelines in public schools following the death of a 12-year-old boy. The boy collapsed and later died on a day when the temperature reached 107 degrees. The Riverside County Coroner’s Bureau ruled that the boy’s death was due to a heart defect exacerbated by heat and physical exertion. The family is backing a bill that aims to set guidelines for physical activity during extreme weather in schools. If passed, the bill would require the guidelines to be in place by Jan. 1, 2026.