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Would someone please tell me why it's apparently OK for Hall County to sacrifice Presidents Day on Feb. 21 as a makeup snow day when it was considered unforgivable to use MLK Jr. Day on Jan. 17 as a makeup in a few other counties?
Are all the people who have served and sacrificed (a few of them with their lives) to lead this country suddenly irrelevant? Or are we just being politically correct?
A future solution that might work is to adopt a practice used by school systems where there is a significant Jewish population. Don't close the schools on major Jewish holidays, but let the religious students take the day to attend services without a blot on their attendance record.
Teachers know not to schedule major tests on those days, or they simply let the students in question take the exams the next day.