School districts of Arlington and Loudoun counties have become the latest to plan days off to accommodate several holidays belonging to minority religions.
The Arlington County School Board on Dec. 3 voted to add days off to its 2021-2022 school calendar to accommodate the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr and Diwali, which is celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs.
The Loudoun County School Board on Dec. 1 voted to adopt a calendar with days off on Yom Kippur, Eid al-Fitr and Diwali.
Last month, the Prince William County School Board voted to adopt a calendar with closures for all four holidays.
The Fairfax County School Board is considering including the same four religious holidays.