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Kings Schools are CLOSED on April 8, 2024 for Solar Eclipse

Posted on: March 21, 2024
picture of the kings knighthead wearing black solar eclipse glasses

For the first time since 1806, Ohio will be the site of a total solar eclipse. This once-in-a-lifetime event will take place on Monday, April 8, 2024.  A solar eclipse occurs when the moon's path crosses directly in front of the sun. Many parts of the state will be in total darkness for a few minutes during the midafternoon. 

Experts are predicting that the sun will be at least 98% blocked by the moon in the Kings Local School District surrounding communities. The eclipse is estimated to begin in our area around 2:00 p.m., with the maximum totality around 3:11 p.m., and ends at approximately 4:30 p.m. The timing of the eclipse presents a safety challenge as it will occur during elementary dismissal times. Our concern is that there will be students on buses, walking, or driving home during the peak of the eclipse. Our student’s safety is a concern because partial phases of any eclipse can only be safely viewed with specialized eye protection.

Additionally, this event is expected to draw large numbers of tourists to Ohio. The Ohio Department of Workforce and Development is warning that the eclipse could significantly impact traffic, as well as cell service and internet bandwidth. 

For these reasons, and to align with all Warren County school districts, the Kings Local School District will be closed on Monday, April 8, 2024.

For more information about the solar eclipse click here