Stoughton School Committee to Discuss Rosh Hashanah, 2014-15 Calendar

Officials will look at whether to offer one or two days off for the holiday in 2014.

Stoughton High School. Credit: File photo.
Stoughton High School. Credit: File photo.

The Stoughton School Committee will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 11 to discuss the 2014-2015 school calendar, specifically focusing on whether there will be one or two days off for Rosh Hashanah in September this year. 

Parents are encouraged to voice their opinions on the matter by emailing committee members; contact information can be found at stoughtonschools.org/Committee.

To read the full agenda, visit the Stoughton School Committee's website. Tuesday's meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and take place in the Stoughton High School TV Studio. 

ann Hopkins February 12, 2014 at 01:51 PM
We are not just talking about the kids when it comes to Jewish Holidays, there are also staff members across the board that would be taking off those days. Then the schools would be short staffed from every place including teacher aids, secretarial staff and lunch workers. Sometimes it is more of a logistical problem than it seems.
Just Saying February 12, 2014 at 05:17 PM
Somehow all federal/state/municipal offices are open, along with banks, post office, stores, restaurants, businesses, factories, colleges, universities, wall street, etc.... I do not believe it would cause a logistical catastrophe.
mom2qts February 13, 2014 at 08:37 PM
I agree, I don't think it would pose the same problem now as it may have years ago. I know the original reason for the Jewish holy days, had more to do with teachers than students. But again not knowing how many people we are talking about makes it hard to have an opinion one way or the other.
JD February 13, 2014 at 11:07 PM
I'm sorry but that is the most ridiculous comment - "the original reason for Jewish holidays had more to do with teachers than students..." Seriously?! So I suppose Catholic holidays have more to do with teachers than students too, right? Holidays have to do with EVERY student, child, adult, family who celebrate them!!! According to your ridiculous theory, if it has to do more with the teachers, then what about the teacher's children? I suppose their kids don't celebrate or observe the holiday, just their parents who are teachers. Remember that next time YOU celebrate Christmas or Easter, I suppose your children will have a play date or do something else that day since they won't be observing their own holiday. What a moron.
mom2qts February 14, 2014 at 08:53 PM
My apologies, I didn't mean that the way it came out. My mother had told me that years ago the reason the public school closed on the Holy Days was because most of the teachers observed these days and there was no way to get enough substitutes to cover for them. She had said that was main reason, second to that was the population of students that would have been absent. Now to respond to your ridiculous response, maybe we should have school on those days, maybe those could be spent teaching how to reply to people in respectful ways, instead of silly tirades calling people ridiculous & morons. Maybe we could ask for a clarification instead of assuming what is meant.


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