A number of Kansas City area schools including Kansas City, Mo., Kansas City, Kan., the Shawnee Mission, Blue Valley, Independence, Fort Osage, Park Hill, Tonganoxie and Olathe districts, have opted to close on Tuesday to allow students and teachers to attend the Royals’ World Series win parade.
Some charter schools and private schools, including Academie Lafayette, Saint Thomas More, Visitation, Our Lady of the Presentation, St. Peter’s, St. James Liberty, Notre Dame de Sion and Rockhurst high schools, also will be closed on Tuesday.
Districts that are open said teachers are expected to be in school unless it is an absolute emergency because the pool of substitutes has run dry for the day.
Kansas City Public Schools was among the last to cancel school. School officials said they did so because “the parade route will disrupt KCPS bus routes, making it difficult to get children home until well after their normal school closing time.”
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Several districts are treating it as a snow day and plan to make up the day later in the year.
Metropolitan Community College-KC and Johnson County Community College are closing for the day.
Missouri Southern State University is holding classes, but its 20-member drum line will be in Kansas City to entertain the crowd along the parade route.
Here is a list of schools and districts closing so far:
Blue Springs School District
Blue Valley School District
Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Schools
Center School District
De Soto School District
Excelsior Springs School District
Fort Osage School District
Grain Valley School District
Grandview School District
Hickman Mills School District
Hogan Prepatory School
Independence School District
Kansas City, Kan. Public School District
Kansas City Public School District
Leavenworth USD 453
Liberty School District
Metropolitan Community College
Missouri City School District
Notre Dame de Sion
Oak Grove R-VI School District
Olathe School District
Osage School District
Our Lady of the Presentation
Park Hill School District
Platte County School District
Raymore-Peculiar School District
Raytown School District
Shawnee Mission School District
St. James, Liberty
Saint Thomas More
Tonganoxie School District