Philadelphia-area school district announces delay for day after Eagles play in Super Bowl 57
Win or lose, one Philadelphia-area school district has already decided to let the kids sleep in on the day after the Super Bowl.
The Philadelphia Eagles face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 57 in Glendale, Arizona, on Sunday, Feb. 12, and while officials in Philadelphia might be thinking about the light poles in Center City, some local officials in New Jersey are thinking about the children.
The Gloucester City School District announced it will start school two hours later than normal on Monday, February 13. Gloucester City is located just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia in New Jersey — not far from the Walt Whitman Bridge that crosses the river and leads to Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Eagles.
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"It is a rare and special time for families to watch our local professional football team compete in the Super Bowl," Sean Gorman, the school district's superintendent, said in a statement. "We feel that it's important to give students and staff the opportunity to enjoy the game with the families and still attend school and work the next day safely and well-rested."
The Eagles last played in the Super Bowl following the 2017 season, when they beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 41-33 in an offensive thriller. The Chiefs won Super Bowl 54 – beating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 on Feb. 2, 2020 – and lost to Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-9 the following year.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Philadelphia-area schools announce delay for day after Super Bowl 57