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MEMORIAL DAY'S BACK IN; CLASSES ARE OUT

Is Memorial Day a school holiday or a class make-up day this year?
The latest answer from Education Commissioner Ruby Simmonds on Tuesday was that it's once more a school holiday.
Simmonds went over the school year schedule with her education task force Monday and found that there was an extra day of classes.
Earlier, the commissioner announced that the holiday would be a make-up school day to compensate for class time lost due mainly to Hurricanes Jose and Lenny. In response to objections from veterans and their supporters, she met with some veterans last week and shared ideas about teaching the meaning of Memorial Day in classrooms that day.
Simmonds said Tuesday that the scheduling mix-up "probably had to do with Hurricane Jose."

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Is Memorial Day a school holiday or a class make-up day this year?
The latest answer from Education Commissioner Ruby Simmonds on Tuesday was that it's once more a school holiday.
Simmonds went over the school year schedule with her education task force Monday and found that there was an extra day of classes.
Earlier, the commissioner announced that the holiday would be a make-up school day to compensate for class time lost due mainly to Hurricanes Jose and Lenny. In response to objections from veterans and their supporters, she met with some veterans last week and shared ideas about teaching the meaning of Memorial Day in classrooms that day.
Simmonds said Tuesday that the scheduling mix-up "probably had to do with Hurricane Jose."