How are you observing Veterans Day today?
The General Assembly hopes that families will use the day to honor the nation's military veterans. That's why state legislators have amended the calendar law over the years to make Veterans Day a school holiday for students and staff.
No such status has been designated for Memorial Day. That's why, as some of you have complained about, Memorial Day (May 25, 2009) is a regular day of classes this school year for tracks 1, 3 and 4 for year-round students.
Memorial Day is a vacation day for traditional-calendar schools, meaning a day off for both students and staff.
In past years, Memorial Day has been a teacher workday/weather makeup day for traditional-calendar schools so classes have sometimes been held. Attendance has been pretty low that day.
It remains to be seen how many year-round students will be in class on Memorial Day. Classes usually aren't held on Memorial Day at year-round schools.