Kids Allowed To Skip School To Attend Seahawks Parade

Super Bowl XLVIII - Seattle Seahawks v Denver Broncos

I guess some principles in the Seattle school system listened to Pete Carroll when he said he thought students should be excused from school in order to attend the Seahawks Super Bowl Parade.

Roosevelt High School and Ballard High School will excuse absences for those who attend the parade.

“As this is a unique, cultural celebration for our City, I have decided that I will accept written notes submitted to our attendance office and excuse students who miss school tomorrow to attend the celebration,” Ballard High School prinicipal Keven Wynkoop wrote to parents Tuesday, according to neighborhood blog My Ballard.

Seattle Superintendent Jose Banda, originally said that absences, parade related or not would, be considered unexcused. He later backed down from his strong stance after widespread backlash, stating the it would be a decision for the school’s principle to make.

Pretty awesome that some students will be able to attend the parade without repercussions. It’s certainly an event that they’ll remember for the rest of their lives.