Listing on its website the fact that the district hasn't used any snow days this winter, and "survived the flu season," Holcomb USD 363 has decided to cancel classes for Thursday and Friday.

Thursday and Friday are the first two days of the 4A II boys state basketball tournament in Emporia, where Holcomb is the No. 1 seed and defending champion. That fact wasn't lost on whoever wrote the district's announcement, which said, "It also happens to be state basketball in Emporia," and then provided a link to view the tournament brackets.