Indianapolis Public Schools students may be able to sleep in Monday thanks to a two-hour delay scheduled to give bus drivers more time to get to work the morning after the Super Bowl.
The problem is that state education officials don’t like the plan. State Superintendent Tony Bennett says Sunday night’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints doesn’t qualify as an emergency.
An IPS spokeswoman said the district is reviewing its options.
After the Colts beat the Chicago Bears in the 2007 Super Bowl, so many bus drivers called in sick the next morning that IPS officials canceled classes systemwide. Bus drivers report to work at 5:30 a.m., and the Super Bowl often runs until nearly 11 p.m.
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