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.