Scheduling make-up day on MLK Day unintentional at Pine-Richland
Pine-Richland School District had classes on Monday, Martin Luther King Day, a move the district said was unintentional.
Pine-Richland, like Shaler Area School District, held classes to make up for classes cancelled Oct. 30 in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
“Originally, school was not in session,” said Rachel Hathhorn, spokeswoman for Pine-Richland.
“The district scheduled Jan. 21, 2013 as the first emergency make-up day a year ago. The district typically uses the first emergency day to make up any cancelled days. Scheduling a make-up day on Jan. 21, 2013 was unintentional.”
Pine-Richland parent Marsha Wade is upset about the district's decision to schedule classes on Monday, a federal holiday.
“We did not send our children to school, but instead engaged in Martin Luther King activities and watched the presidential inauguration, a privilege that should have been afforded to every family in the district,” Wade wrote in a Jan. 21 email to the school board.
Hathhorn said that students participated in special classes and lessons to “mark the significance of Martin Luther King Day.”
“The district understands the importance of recognizing Martin Luther King Day and is taking great care in its future planning,” Hathhorn said.
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