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Holidays - Schools

Section 6-20

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The schools shall be closed on the following legal holidays occurring when schools are in session: January 1 (New Year’s Day); the third Monday in January (the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.); February 12 (Lincoln’s birthday); the third Monday in February (President’s Day); the first Monday in March (the birthday of Casimir Pulaski); the last Monday in May (Memorial Day); July 4 (Independence Day); the first Monday in September (Labor Day); the second Monday in October (Columbus Day); November 11 (Veteran’s Day); the fourth Thursday in November (Thanksgiving Day); December 25 (Christmas Day); the day following Thanksgiving Day and on such other days as the President, with the approval of or ratification by the Board of Education, may direct. When any such holidays fall on Sunday, the Monday next following shall be held and considered such holidays. If unanticipated school dismissal becomes necessary, school holidays may be adjusted to ensure that the minimum number of pupil attendance days are scheduled and held pursuant to the Illinois School Code, Section 10-19 and the adjustment shall be implemented consistent with collective bargaining agreements. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Board may adopt a school calendar that indicates observed holidays which are different from those indicated in this Rule, in which case, schools shall be closed on the holidays designated in the Board-approved school calendar.

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