NY isn't the only school to give Muslim holidays off. It has also been done by New Jersey, Massachusetts and Vermont. If you have that many Muslims in you school district that miss school on that day it might be a good move for them. The only thing is what about other religions like Hindu's, Sikhs and Buddhists, I'm sure they would like their religious holidays off too.(CNN)New York City public schools will now observe two Muslim holidays, officials announced Wednesday, making the district -- the nation's biggest -- one of the few to put Islamic holy days on its calendar.
New York City public schools to have Muslim holidays off - CNN.com