Wake County school board to vote on whether to have school on Yom Kippur
05/20/2014 6:00 AM
02/15/2015 11:21 AM
The Wake County school board’s agenda on Tuesday includes whether to have school on Yom Kippur, a legislative agenda for the General Assembly’s short session and spot nodes.
The board will have three different options to choose from for the 2015-16 schedule for traditional-calendar schools. Click here to view those schedules and the drafts for year-round and modified-calendar schools.
Two of the three traditional-calendar options do away with the teacher workday that was first proposed for Sept. 23, 2015, the same day as Yom Kippur. A new third version would have a workday on what’s the holiest day of the year for Jews.
You could see several representatives from the Jewish community speak at today’s board meeting.
The decision could boil down to whether to give families a four-day vacation over Presidents Day Weekend or Yom Kippur off. Version 9 would have Yom Kippur as a workday by dropping the Tuesday workday after Presidents Day that’s in Version 8.
The board will discuss the legislative agenda during the work session with a vote scheduled during the regular meeting.
Also at the regular meeting, the board will vote on whether to resume the use of spot nodes by changing the school assignments for the 2014-15 school year for parts of three new subdivisions. Click here to view.
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