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District Reverses Decision on Rosh Hashanah Holiday, Closing Schools for Two Days

The Cheltenham public schools will be closed both days of the Rosh Hashanah holiday in keeping with its usual practice.  The Jewish new year falls this year on Monday, Sept. 14 and Tuesday, Sept. 15. But in so doing, the school board reversed a decision made in late 2014 that had...
Posted On Sep 02 2015
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School Board May be Doing U-turn on One-day Closing for Rosh Hashanah

The Cheltenham school board is rethinking its decision to limit school closings this year to only the first day of the two-day Jewish New Year holiday, Rosh Hashanah.  The holiday falls on September 14 and 15.  The usual practice has been for schools to be closed on both days. At...
Posted On Aug 17 2015
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District Sticks With Jewish Holiday Date on Upcoming School Year Calendar

At last week’s special school board meeting concern was expressed about the 2015-16 school calendar not including an off-day for the second day of the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah.  This year the holiday falls on September 14 and 15, and the general practice has been for...
Posted On Jul 29 2015
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