A co-worker sent me this note: My apologies if this has already been reported. But my daughter’s private school is planning have school on MLK Day. Are any major school districts doing this?
I told her that I would be surprised if any public schools had kids come in Monday. I have never heard of schools convening on a national holiday.
But the again, I can’t recall ever having three snow days in a row in metro Atlanta so drastic solutions may be in order, especially if we end up with four or five snow days this week.
But I thought I would ask on the blog if anyone has heard mention of holding school on Monday? It would seem more likely that a private school would do this than a public, but I would still think that most schools would not use a major holiday as a makeup day.
My AJC colleague and veteran education reporter Kristina Torres says,”No, not at the public schools. Local boards have to approve any calendar changes and I don’t see any of them moving quickly over the next day or two to vote to have school on Monday’s holiday. (Nevermind that for many schools, MLK day is a day of service and/or celebration and those activities would be seen to have their own value for students.)
–From Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog