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Special month designation will get discussion

 


The school board got tangled up in agreeing to name November as “Native American Heritage Month,” at its meeting Monday.

The item was on the agenda Monday night, and considered a procedural issue since the observation had waltzed through the board in previous years. This time it got sidetracked.

While the board eventually agreed to it, there will be future discussions about Native American Day being in September and “Native American Heritage Month” being observed at a separate time.

Board Chair Joette Barry asked why the special month designation wasn’t at the same time as Native American Day, a day when schools are closed.

The board voted to move forward with the designation this year, but consider combining the two events when next year’s calendar is worked out in January.

 

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