A scene from the Chiefs' Super Bowl parade in 2020. City officials say they are expecting 500,000 people downtown for this year's celebration. Photo credit APN Photography, via Shutterstock. Used under a Creative Commons license.
The Blue Valley School District has made it official: the district will cancel classes Wednesday ahead of an expected parade in Kansas City celebrating the Chiefs’ Super Bowl win.
The district announced the news on social media Monday, the morning after the Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in Super Bowl LVII.
Hey BV! How ‘bout those CHIEFS?! As the city prepares to roll out the red (and gold) carpet for the 2023 Super Bowl Champions, Blue Valley Schools has announced schools will not be in session on Wednesday, Feb. 15. pic.twitter.com/EewTHgjb9t
The district said that “after much discussion,” it was determined that maintaining a “normal” school day would be too difficult due to anticipated high absences among students and faculty.
This means Blue Valley also will not hold the parent-teacher conferences that were initially scheduled for Wednesday. District officials said those will be rescheduled.
Blue Valley students in kindergarten through eighth grade were already set to have Thursday off and all students in the district have Friday off as part of the district’s calendar.
In addition, all schools will cancel any parent/teacher conferences that have been scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 15. Building administrators will share information about rescheduling these important conferences. Congratulations to the @Chiefs on a great season!
This follows the Shawnee Mission District’s announcement of its own closure this Wednesday, along with USD 232 in De Soto and Olathe Public Schools forming their own plans for cancellations last week.
Hi! I'm Lucie Krisman, and I cover the city of Leawood and the Blue Valley School District for the Post.
I'm a native of Tulsa, Okla., but have been living in Kansas since I moved here to attend KU, where I earned my degree in journalism. Prior to joining the Post, I did work for The Pitch, the Eudora Times, the North Dakota Newspaper Association and KTUL in Tulsa.
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