Following other districts, Rochester schools to discuss adding Eid to calendar
District officials propose pre-excusing Muslim students during annual celebration
July 1, 2022
ROCHESTER - For years, Shukri Ali has called her son Yusuf's school every time she had to organize her family's Eid al-Fitr celebrations to make sure he's excused from classes.
It's another mental stressor each spring on a busy day for Muslim families who mark the end of Ramadan with prayers, acts of charity and lots of food.
Some years, Ali said, "it's too much to remember."