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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bethlehem Schools In Session Holy Thursday

Because of the numerous snow holidays, Bethlehem Area School District students will be in class on Holy Thursday, or April 2. Only four snow days are built into the school calendar, according to Superintendent Joseph Roy.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why would public schools be out of session for Christian holy days, anyway?

Bernie O'Hare said...

As opposed to Muslim or Jewish holy days? These are usually holidays, not for any religious reason, but because families tend to get together during those times.

Anonymous said...

It's always puzzling to see public schools and the government close for religious holidays. It's essentially an endorsement of Christianity, establishing it as the primary faith of government vs. Judaism or Islam. Those who wish a school calendar that works around Christian holidays should opt for private, Christian schools.

Brian Ferencin said...

Most School Districts Honor all Religious Holidays...But I have said this Before in the past...Most School Dirtricts should start before Labor Day what I dont get is why start school for 2-3 days and have off for the Labor Day Holiday anyways I never understand that...I think if most Districts start School in Mid August & get in 12 days of Schooling I think most Districts will be able to afford to cancel school due to snow and not have to pull days away from holidays...That's Not Fair to the Kids Either to have there off days cut or taken away...Bethlehem AREA & Salisbury AREA schools is cutting 2 days out of the 4 day Spring Break Vaction...That's Not Right and think its a little unfair to the kids...

Brian Ferencin said...

Most School Districts Honor all Religious Holidays...But I have said this Before in the past...Most School Dirtricts should start before Labor Day what I dont get is why start school for 2-3 days and have off for the Labor Day Holiday anyways I never understand that...I think if most Districts start School in Mid August & get in 12 days of Schooling I think most Districts will be able to afford to cancel school due to snow and not have to pull days away from holidays...That's Not Fair to the Kids Either to have there off days cut or taken away...Bethlehem AREA & Salisbury AREA schools is cutting 2 days out of the 4 day Spring Break Vaction...That's Not Right and think its a little unfair to the kids...