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SCHOOL HOLIDAY: NAACP To Fight School District

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After winter break most Des Moines area students are looking forward to mid-January for their next day off school.

Martin Luther King Junior Day falls on the 21st this year, like most other years it was scheduled to be a day off school to observe the holiday. This year Des Moines Public School students will have to be in class anyway, to make up for December’s blizzard.
When the calendar was set the previous year, district administrators designated the holiday as a weather make-up day, so when the students got a snow day in December, MLK Jr. Day became a regular class day.
The Des Moines NAACP Youth Council has decided to fight the districts decision to hold class, saying they are,”concerned with the values of DMPS system.”
The council is meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday to discuss how they will address the issue.

They will also attend the regularly scheduled school board meeting on Tuesday.