More area districts decide to cancel school for Royal Celebration parade

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Several Kansas City-area schools are cancelling school Tuesday, anticipating many families will want to attend the Royal Celebration Parade at noon.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 1: Members of the Kansas City Royals celebrate on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field on Sunday, November 1, 2015 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 1: Members of the Kansas City Royals celebrate on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field on Sunday, November 1, 2015 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

The districts that HAVE decided to cancel include:

Blue Springs School District

Blue Valley School District

Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Schools

De Soto School District

Excelsior Springs School District

Fort Osage School District

Gardner-Edgerton Schools

Grain Valley School District

Grandview School District

Hickman Mills School District

Hogan Prepatory School

Independence School District

Johnson County Community College

Kearney School District

Kansas City, Kan. School District

Kansas City, Kan. Community College (all classes)

Kansas City, Mo. School District  (decision came late Monday afternoon.)

Leavenworth USD 453

Liberty School District

Maple Valley State School

Metropolitan Community College

North Kansas City School District (changed their mind after originally announcing school would be in session.)

Oak Grove R-VI School District

Olathe School District

Osage School District

Park Hill School District

Park University (daytime classes)

Platte County School District

Raytown School District

Rockhurst 

Shawnee Mission School District

In a news conference Monday morning, Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Sly James asked everyone to remember that children would be present and that they should conduct themselves in a suitable manner.

Mayor Sly James

Mayor Sly James

"Euphoric as we are, as happy as we are, celebratory as we want to be... that the entire world will be watching our city. We want to show them that our team and our city are classy, that we know how to conduct ourselves. Nobody has to get hurt. Nobody has to be pushed aside, that we can come together as a city, as a community, as a team, and enjoy this absolutely fantastic event after 30 years and show the rest of the world, and show New York,...."

"We want to make sure that we understand that we will have children with us tomorrow who have never seen this and if there were children born in 1986, this is the first time they've ever seen it. And when they tell their children about it, we want them to be able to tell them about how great this city was, how much fun we had, how brilliant the organization was, but we don't want to have any negatives," said Mayor Sly James.

Keep refreshing this page! We will continue to add updates if more school districts announce closures. Remember, if you can't make it to the parade in person, FOX 4 is broadcasting on-air and on our livestream as the official broadcast station. Find the parade, with exclusive access, on FOX 4 and fox4kc.com .