South Carolina Schools Will Let Students Out Early the Day of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Concert

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Students at six schools in Columbia, South Carolina will get to leave class early on August 21, thanks to Beyonce and Jay-Z.

This date will mark their stop at the University of South Carolina for their On the Run II tour. Traffic is anticipated for the show, as the venue will be a 80,000-seat football stadium, which is bad news for school buses since it’ll take forever to leave the area.

“We are hoping that dismissing these schools early will reduce the likelihood that buses transporting those students home would be delayed by the concert traffic,” district spokeswoman Karen York said.

Beyonce and Jay are powerful enough to close down schools, that’s major.

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