No School Friday for Seattle


There will be no school on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 for students at Seattle Public Schools (SPS) because of a staff shortage, the school district said.


The SPS, which serves more than 52,000 students, said Tuesday in a district-wide message that there is an unusually large number of school staff taking leave following Veteran’s Day, and that it’s unlikely there will be enough people to keep schools open.

“There will be no in-person or remote instruction on these two days,” the district told parents and community members. “We are aware of a larger than normal number of SPS staff taking leave on Friday, and do not believe we have adequate personnel to open schools.”