Anytime a school district announces a closure, specifically, when it is weather-related, some on social media feel the need to remind everyone that when they were in school, they attended school on stormy or very cold days.

Well, we may have a new school closure to debate on social media and it centers around schools closing because their football team is so good.

If you weren't aware, we have several very good high school football programs in Acadiana, and some are now moving on to the state championship round in New Orleans.

In recent years, we have seen school districts announce school closures when the school's football team competes for the state championship in the Superdome.

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This year, we have several schools from our area competing in the final round of the high school playoffs and to allow students and staff to attend the game, campuses will be closed on the day their respective team plays in New Orleans.

While this may sound like a great idea for those who plan to make the drive down I-10, for others staying home this is an inconvenience. Yes, some parents have taken to social media in recent days to express their concerns about closing schools for a football game.

Some parents, who are staying here and not attending the championship games, say that they are now forced to either skip work to stay home with their kids or that they are being forced to make arrangements for their kids who will be out of school.

Like any good debate online I do see both sides for and against school closing due to a football game make great arguments. I just hope that all of our local teams enjoy the experience and that parents are not inconvenienced on their workday.

How do you feel about this hot topic? You can let us know in the comment section on the social media page that linked you to this local story.


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