An NAACP youth group plans to protest a decision by the Des Moines school district to hold classes on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to make up a snow day.
The youth council for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People intended to submit a letter of protest to the Des Moines school board Tuesday night, the Des Moines Register reported.
The district is using Jan. 21 as a makeup day for one of two school days that were canceled because of a late December storm. The second snow day will be made up on Presidents Day in February.
Cedar Rapids Community School District students will also attend classes on Jan. 21 to make up for the weather-related school cancellation Dec. 20. Jan. 21 was established as a make-up date on the 2012-13 calendar, district officials said.
What do you think? Should school districts use federal holidays for snow makeup days?