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Syed Shaukat on Board of Education Vote to Close School for Students on Eid Holiday (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Board of Education recently voted to move a professional day from the 2016-2017 school calendar year to September 12, 2016. It’s an important victory for the Muslim community since Eid al-Adha could fall on the same day. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Syed Shaukat, Islamic Society of North America Adviser, talks about the vote and its impact. He’s been lobbying for the cause for 15 years.

Maureen Chowdhury

About Maureen Chowdhury

Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at mchowdhury@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.

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One Response to “Syed Shaukat on Board of Education Vote to Close School for Students on Eid Holiday (VIDEO)”

  1. On November 13, 2015 at 11:40 am responded with... #

    No closing of MCP schools for Eid. Pretty soon it will just be holidays and no school. If Eid observers want to take the day off, they may. suppose every religionist of different beliefs decide MCPS should put their holy day on the calendar, the public school system will be negatively impacted. that will be incovenient and over burden the school system. it’s public school, not church.




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