Minneapolis public schools cancel classes for Eid al-Fitr
The Minneapolis School Board recently voted to cancel classes on Friday, April 21 in honor of Eid al-Fitr, a Muslim holiday.
In early 2022, Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) said it would not hold classes on Jewish and Muslim holidays in order to support school attendance.
Eid al-Fitr falls on a Friday this year, although MPS said they were under the impression that the holiday was going to fall on a Saturday.
Due to this, the school voted to cancel classes on April 21 and students may have to make up a day in mid-June, however, the district will be working with the unions of district staff and workers to figure out how the time will be recovered.