Baltimore County board votes to keep school open on Muslim holidays

Posted at 11:39 PM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 17:53:19-04

The Baltimore County Board of Education voted Tuesday to keep schools open on Muslim holidays.

The move to close schools failed one by vote.

For years, the Muslim community has advocated for the two most important Muslim holy days to be designated as school holidays.

See also: Muslims in Baltimore County are fighting for holy days to be recognized by the school district

Earlier this year, Montgomery County and Howard County schools decided to move their professional development days for teachers to one of those holidays.

But Muslim leaders are disappointed that their holidays aren't being recognized.

 And other major cities have chosen to recognize Muslim holidays, including New York.

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