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SJSD Votes To Take Entire Week Off For Thanksgiving

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2021, file photo, children sit in a classroom at school in Strasbourg, eastern France. Children across Europe are going back to school, with hopes of a return to normality after 18 months of pandemic disruption and fears of a new surge in infections from the highly infectious delta variant of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Jean-Fran├žois Badias, File)

One area school district will have a longer than normal break for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

The St. Joseph School District Board of Education Wednesday voted 6-1 to take an entire week off for the Thanksgiving holiday this year. That vote means students and staff will be off from Monday, November 22 through Sunday, November 28.

Board President Tammi Pasley made the suggestion to grant the extra two days of off time to help alleviate the stress of the last 18 months for students and teachers alike. The district has 11 extra days of classroom time built into their schedule to account for snow days and other emergencies that may arise, so the two extra days off will still keep the district above state minimums for classroom time.

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