Augusta Schools Possibly Adding More Holidays To Calendar
According to WGME13, The Augusta School Board recently discussed the possibility of adding holidays, observed by other cultures, to the schools' calendar. We have a very diverse population in our state's capital...I think it is only fair to approve this request.
Chris Meyer Asch is a father of 3 and they are Jewish. Asch's son, a kindergartner, missed his first field trip with the school because it was scheduled on Rosh Hashanah. Asch is the executive director of the capital-area New Mainers Project. The group isn't requesting that these holidays be scheduled as No School days, rather just observing them before scheduling field trips and tests.
I think that is a very reasonable request. The school board committee is meeting Monday at 6:30pm at Cony High School to come up with a reasonable solution.