Valentine’s Day is the first that will pass without notice at Bruce Vento Elementary; principal cites how “the dominant view will suppress someone else’s view,” reports the Star Tribune.
School board policy regarding holidays, last revised in 2008, says that schools “shall discourage lavish programs and festivities arranged to celebrate holidays and other special days, and shall strive to eliminate them, if possible except where such observances are required by law (Washington’s Birthday, Lincoln’s Birthday, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, and Veterans Day.)”
Vento will also stop celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Halloween.
Today’s Question: Should public schools celebrate holidays?