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Howard school board votes to alter listings of religious holidays
Howard school board votes to alter listings of religious holidays

Faced with an issue that produced dissent among its members, the Howard County Board of Education Thursday voted, 5-3, to stop listing religious holidays on their dates on the school calendar. Calling it an effort to achieve fairness, the board approved Superintendent Renee Foose's 2015-16 school calendar and added the stipulation that staff remove all names of religious holidays from the date boxes. They have asked the public information office to design a calendar that lists holidays in a separate box alongside the month in which they fall. Board member Bess Altwerger said religious holidays need to be treated equally and either all listed within the calendar dates on which they...

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