Kansas City parents shouldn’t freak out over kids missing school for Royals parade

RoyalsMany school districts across the Kansas City metro area are closed today to allow families to attend the Royals’ World Series championship parade. Wait, what?! They’re canceling school for a World Series parade?! How dare they! The kids should be in school.

Hold your horses, slow your roll and take a deep breath. It’s not the end of the world. As a matter of fact, it was a good idea to cancel school for the parade. A lot of kids were going to miss anyway. This is the first championship for the Royals in 30 years. Live a little.

If you’re going to complain about kids missing school for no apparent reason, ask your local district about those teacher in-service and teacher work days that pop up on the calendar. My daughter’s out of school this Friday and they were just out last Friday.

The school calendar reads “no classes” for last Friday and “faculty meetings” for this one. I live in St. Louis and we didn’t win a championship. You could also complain about the thousands of days of school lost each year to kids missing for their travel or other sports team.

Now that’s not on the school district, but who do we want to be today, the pot or the kettle? Nevertheless, congratulations to the Royals and their fans. Have fun, be safe and we’ll see you kids at school bright and early tomorrow morning.


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