ALLENTOWN – The Allentown Morning Call is reporting… Young Philadelphia area football fans will likely stay up way past their scheduled bedtimes on Sunday, Feb. 12, when their beloved Eagles face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Ariz. The majority of those Eagle fans are bound to be sleep-deprived and cranky when the alarm clock rings bright and early Monday morning, beckoning them to school. But students in two Pennsylvania school districts will have the luxury of a little extra sack time on Super Bowl Monday, thanks to the benevolence of their top administrators. According to a report in The Allentown Morning Call, the Quakertown Community School District, located in Bucks County, some 60 miles north of the Eagles’ home of Lincoln Financial Field, will start classes on a two-hour delay on Feb. 13, the Monday following the big game.
Dr. William Harner, superintendent of the Quakertown School District, informed parents of the decision via e-mail, according to the Morning Call report. Harner, who served as the state’s Acting Secretary of Education for three months in 2013, was also the superintendent of the Cumberland Valley School District from July, 2008 through May, 2013. Quakertown is joined by the Wissahickon School District in Ambler, Montgomery County, who will also open its schools on a two-hour delay Super Bowl Monday, according to a report from NBC10 Philadelphia. Wissahickon superintendent Jim Crisfield said the move was made so students of all ages and valued staff members could enjoy the game, according to the NBC 10 Philadelphia report.