In a last-minute change, the Caldwell School District announced Friday that all students would have Monday, Aug. 21, off due to the solar eclipse. The school had previously planned to hold classes on Monday and offer educational assemblies and activities.
No other information on what led to the decision was immediately available.
Caldwell School District was the only Treasure Valley school district that planned to be in session during the eclipse. Nampa, West Ada and Boise school districts delayed the start of classes by one or two days in order to allow families more flexibility in their plans, officials told us earlier this year.
The announcement sparked frustration from some parents on Facebook who said the last-minute decision left them scrambling to make new plans. Others speculated that the complicated logistics of keeping hundreds of students safe from potential eye damage may have been a contributing factor in the decision.