Stamford residents on mission to get Columbus Day and Veterans Day reinstated as days off from school

Feb 13, 2024 728

BY: Tony Aiello

Protesters are hoping to impact a school calendar controversy. They want Columbus Day and Veterans Day reinstated as days off for students. A statue of Christopher Columbus sits at the center of Stamford's downtown. His October holiday is now at the center of attention for a number of unhappy residents who protested Monday over changes to the school calendar which eliminated the two holidays as days off for students.

"Listen to us. Listen to what the community wants. Honor these holidays and reinsert these holidays back into the school calendar," resident Al Fusco said. Fusco and Steve Fischer say the school board acted hastily, voting 5-3 recently to eliminate the days off.

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SOURCE: https://www.cbsnews.com

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