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Hillsborough's calendar holy war

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February

Hillsborough's school calendar wars may be heating up again. Tomorrow, a group of parents, students and administrators meet to make a final recommendation on next year's school calendar. One potentially explosive issue the table: Should Good Friday be a holiday? And if so, what about all the other holidays that the committee ruled out as vacation days in its initial recommendation? Read our last report on the topic here (it's the second item). Remember what happened last year when Hillsborough did away with days off school on religious holidays. The stink got all the way to FOX News' Bill O'Reilly. The outcry forced school officials to restore vacation days that fell on Christian and Jewish holidays. Will these waters be tested again? Stay tuned.

- Letitia Stein, Hillsborough County education reporter

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:14am]

    

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