Inclusivity goes to school

You might notice some new holidays on the 2016-2017 school calendar your child brings home.

In planning a calendar, school districts attempt to balance being fair and inclusive, while being aware of real-time logistics and legal considerations.

Will your child’s school schedule next year include holidays for Eid al-Adha, Diwali, the eve of Lunar New Year and Rosh Hashanah?

Some schools are closing only on state-mandated holidays. Other districts will conduct surveys, which will offer parents a range of options.

Whatever decisions are made, increasing diversity will be reflected in real time implications for all families.

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