Schools in Philadelphia will be empty on Thursday, but the streets will be flooded.
The Philadelphia School District, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and the Upper Darby School District have all announced that schools will be closed on Thusday for the Eagles' Super Bowl parade.
“The excitement of the Eagles first Super Bowl victory is a once in a lifetime event. For this reason we have decided to give our students, teachers and their families the chance to witness history. All School District of Philadelphia schools and administrative offices will be closed this Thursday, February 8, 2018,” said Dr. William Hite, Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia.
The statement continued, “Even though we will be closed on Thursday, I want to remind every student, parent and guardian that attending school is absolutely essential. That’s why I want to see everyone in school, on-time and ready to learn on Friday. Just like the Eagles were football heroes on Sunday, I want all of our students to be attendance heroes everyday.”
The parade is scheduled to begin Thursday at 11 a.m.
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