By BRENT MARTIN
St. Joseph Post
St. Joseph schools will close on Wednesday to allow students and their parents to attend the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade and rally.
Kansas City officials announced a parade will be held Wednesday morning at 11:30 to honor the Chiefs in wake of their Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
The St. Joseph School District released an announcement today stating it would join with other schools in the Kansas City area in dismissing classes so students, staff, and community members can participate in the Super Bowl parade and rally. Evening activities for Wednesday will continue as scheduled.
School officials say the decision comes from experience.
In 2015, when the Royals won the World Series, the district had to find substitutes for more than 200 employees who were absent the day of the Royals’ parade. Several staff members have informed the district they will be gone that day to go to or watch the parade and rally on television.
In addition, Bishop Johnston has declared Wednesday a special holiday for the Diocesan Catholic elementary and high schools and the chancery staff, so that anyone who wishes might attend the parade and rally for the Chiefs.