New Orleans Schools May Cancel Classes After Super Bowl


February 2, 2010

New Orleans schools probably don't have to worry about too many snow days. As a result, city schools may have "emergency days" to spare.

The cities' schools are considering using an "emergency day" to close schools on Feb. 8, the day after Super Bowl XLIV, The Times-Picayune reports.

Nearly 9,000 students were absent from the Jefferson Parish public schools on Jan. 25, the Monday after the Saints' victory over the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game.

"We feel that it is not in the best interest of our students to be required to attend school on a day when a significant number of absences or tardiness will be the reality, and when learning will not be optimal," St. Martin's Episcopal School in Metairie, La., spokeswoman Lisa Sibal told The Times-Picayune.

School officials have yet to finalize a decision for Super Bowl Monday, but Saints fans know one thing is for certain: City officials have announced that a parade will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9, regardless of the Super Bowl results.

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