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Muslim holidays not added to Montgomery school calendar
Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr won't be official school holidays next year, but some school board members say a change needs to be made in determining the basis for adding new holidays to the county schools' calendar.
While the decision won't affect the next school year, the Montgomery County school board didn't amend the school calendar Tuesday to give students and staff in Montgomery County Public Schools the day off on two Muslim holidays.
Among other information, the board considered absenteeism data from Eid al-Adha, which fell on Oct. 15 this year, before voting to approve the 2014-15 school year calendar.
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