Neligh-Oakdale will not have classes on Monday, Aug. 21, due to the solar eclipse.
"This is a great opportunity and one you don't see every day," said Superintendent Scott Gregory. "It's a great learning experience for children and parents. It's a great natural phenomenon, and I encourage everyone to experience it with proper precautions."
NASA has warned those watching the eclipse to wear proper eye wear to ensure their eyes are not damaged by the sun.
On Aug. 21 all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun, according to NASA. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse.
This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - with Nebraska being one of the best places to watch the eclipse, according to NASA.
For a list of what communities in Nebraska are doing for the event, click here.
With the schedule change, the last day for the first semester at Neligh-Oakdale will now be Friday, Dec. 22., with a 1 p.m. dismissal.
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