Schools Will Observe Jewish, Muslim Holidays


Addressing the growing religious diversity in the City’s public schools, administrators and School Committee members approved a school calendar for the upcoming year that observes Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious holidays for the first time in the City’s history.

While the Christian Good Friday holiday has always been a day when schools were closed, Superintendent Paul Dakin said it had become clear recently that the schools need to address other religions as well – as much for logistical purposes as for equity.
The schools will now be closed on four religious holidays starting this year.


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