Randolph BOE to hold special meeting to reconsider removing named holidays from district calendar

The Randolph Board of Education will hold a special meeting Monday to consider rescinding the vote that removed the names of holidays from the district calendar and return it to how it was before.

News 12 Staff

Jun 17, 2021, 9:51 AM

Updated 1,033 days ago

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The Randolph Board of Education will hold a special meeting Monday to consider rescinding the vote that removed the names of holidays from the district calendar and return it to how it was before.
The district initially received backlash in May after voting to change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day, leading to last week's vote to remove all holiday names and refer to them instead as just "Days Off."
The Italian American One Voice Coalition rallied Sunday against the decision. Members say it’s an insult to Italian Americans of New Jersey.
The group is demanding the Board of Education reverse the decision to remove all named holidays from its calendar.
The organization has gone up against other towns, such as West Orange, where it sued the city for removing a statue of Columbus.


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