Diwali on Long Island - Port Washington
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The Indian/South Asian/Hindu population accounts for a good percentage of the overall student body in the Port Washington School District.
With the changing demographics, the district needs to embrace the diversity and recognize Diwali as a formal holiday as part of it's school calendar of days off. Currently, students have the option of taking the day off and making up missed work. However, many parents, who stress education as top priority, hesitate to keep their children at home to celebrate and will leave the revelry for the weekend.
Diwali is a well known holiday and the Port Washington Board should take the lead in embracing and recognizing the culture of it's student body.
PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION AND SEND TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS CHANGE DOESN'T JUST HAPPEN....YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.....SO LET'S DO IT..... This is more about being recognized as being a part of the fabric of America, than just getting a day off.
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