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Board of Education votes to bring back the holidays


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- New Hanover County Schools changed its calendars back to the way they traditionally used to be.

Four years ago, Christmas, Good Friday and Easter were replaced by the word "holiday" on some of the calendars. The board voted Tuesday night to label those holidays.

School board members say school calendars are an issue that no matter what they decide not all parents are going to agree with the decision.

"I think that people feel that so many of our rights are endangered and they feel like we are just nibbling away at our society and they are worried that this is just one more indication of possibly nibbling away at it and I don't want to contribute to that in any way," said board member Janice Cavanaugh.

Cavanaugh has been with the board for almost 20 years and was active in voting to change the word Christmas to holiday four years ago. Cavanaugh says it was a mistake.

"The calendar committee brought it to the board, the board voted on it, and I have to take responsibility for myself for not being more aware of the fact that it was being done and that it was being taken off," she said.

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