Classes cancelled Thursday for state basketball tourney
The Keota Community School District will not have school tomorrow because the Keota High School boys’ basketball team will be playing in a semifinal game at 10:30 a.m. in Wells Fargo Arena, Thursday morning.
“We kind of have an important event in Des Moines tomorrow,” said Keota High School Principal Steve Seid. “We have a lot of parents, students, community members, and staff that are traveling up to the game, so a decision was made to cancel. The school day will be made up on Monday, June 2.”
A bus will be leaving from the high school at 8 a.m. tomorrow to travel to the game, Seid said. The bus on Tuesday had at least 30 people on it.
“I expect to see a lot of purple in the Wells Fargo Arena tomorrow,” Seid said. “We have 80 fewer kids enrolled in the district than 25 years ago [the last time the Keota High School boy’s basketball team went to state] and it’s just amazing that a school this small has made it this far.”
If the team wins tomorrow, the final game is tentatively scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday evening. However, Seid said there is a chance the time of the game may be changed to 10 a.m., and then another decision about whether or not to have school on Friday would have to be made.