Mansfield ISD is canceling classes on Friday, Nov. 3, to allow students and staff to celebrate the Rangers’ historic World Series win. All sporting and other extracurricular events for Friday will continue as scheduled.
The City of Arlington is hosting the Rangers’ parade beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3.
Several MISD schools are within Arlington city limits, and approximately 40% of MISD’s students and families live in the Arlington area.
The district determined a large portion of the City of Arlington’s police, who partner with MISD, will be called to support the Rangers’ celebration. That, paired with anticipated staffing shortages and potential transportation issues due to the influx of fans, factored into the district’s decision to cancel classes.