Following other districts, Rochester schools to discuss adding Eid to calendar

District officials propose pre-excusing Muslim students during annual celebration


Trey Mewes, Star Tribune

The Rochester Pubilc Schools Board and district officials meet Tuesday, June 21, 2022, inside the Edison Administration Building in Rochester.

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."


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