Randolph School Board removes named holidays from district calendar

Randolph Township's Board of Education is under fire after a decision to scrap the names of all holidays on the school calendar.

News 12 Staff

Jun 14, 2021, 2:26 AM

Updated 1,043 days ago

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Randolph Township's Board of Education is under fire after a decision to scrap the names of all holidays on the school calendar.
The Italian American One Voice Coalition rallied Sunday against the decision, where holidays would be written as a "Day Off."
Randolph education officials met on Thursday to discuss and ultimately vote on removing holiday names from the calendar.
In May, the board voted on renaming Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day. Members of the Italian American One Voice Coalition say this is an insult to Italian Americans of this state.
The group is demanding that the Board of Education reverse the decision to remove all named holidays from its calendar.
The organization has gone up against other towns, like West Orange, where iy sued the city for removing a statue of Christopher Columbus.
News 12 reached out to the Randolph School District for response.


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