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Hello - for personal clarification, is the calendar discussion solely for the purpose of the change of the holiday?
Yes, this forum is to discuss the change of the holiday only. It Is an opportunity to share your opinion on this specific topic and hear the opinions of others..
Am I on right now?
ralph contini here
Columbus was not a white supremacist
False. Las Casas did not accompany Columbus
This is my first time here…Is this conversation about Columbus Day only? Can we speak about other holidays that are conflicting scheduling?
the quote was not about Columbus either
We would like to remind everyone that this forum is an opportunity to share your opinions but not engage in a debate with other members of the public.
He let you speak all the way through without interpretation. Let him speak
Please follow the rules stated in the beginning of the meeting regarding respecting others opinions
What a well spoken hs senior!
opinions and facts are two different things
This forum is only about this topic. this is an opportunity to share your opinions and hear that about others about this topic.
What a well spoken HHS senior.
Great suggestion Cori!
Agreed 100% Cori! We're also starting before Labor Day and going until the 27th? Why? Unnecessary.
We would like to remind everyone about the norm we stated at the beginning of the meeting. This is not an opportunity to engage in debate with others from the public and includes the chat as well as public comments.
I appreciate the extensive research that everyone has completed for this evening’s forum. However, I think it’s important to realize that the history lessons to which we are currently listening does not help the board decide on the calendar.
I appreciate the extensive research that everyone has completed for this evening’s forum. However, I think it’s important to realize that the history lessons to which we are currently listening do not help the board decide on a calendar. I commend Cori for a solution.
Here is a suggestion: Let's have (on another date) a debate about Columbus. (Zoom?) I'll be more than happy to debunk every lie against him.
Columbus Day is a Federal holiday
I will be happy to debunk everything you say. Not to mention you are not from Hackensack.
No one would dare to split MLK JR Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. Everyone would see it a racial discrimination against African Americans. So why split CD with IPD?
This is not an opportunity to debate. Please refrain from future comments directed at other participants whose comments do not match your view.
Good Trouble Necessary Trouble
Who ever that last woman that spoke is confused and she must learn the TRUE History of America and not the one that was teach in her era of schooling. Columbus did not even discover America because he was lost.
Amerigo Vespucci reached the continent by using Columbus' map. Vespucci also sold 200 Indian slaves
it's our land
I would like to suggest that this matter be put to a vote. Only current student and their parents should be able to vote.
Why can’t unused snow days be used to instead get out earlier? As opposed to the random issuance, as is being done this year? dates: 5/27/22, 5/31/22, and 6/10/22.
Why are we letting so many outsiders to Hackensack speak? They’re taking up space that wasn’t intended for them.
The last days of classes during the month of June are the hottest days in the schools! Most classrooms don't have air conditioners. It's so hot on those days that many of us can't breath or even think properly! Please do not add any more days to the end of the school year!
Columbus did not murder anyone
Also, NJ requirement is 180 days. Does calendar for 21-22 reflect 183 for students?
AND is this meeting specifically supposed to be about CC Day? Or the calendar overall?
Columbus was not lost
I live in Hackensack!
because CD is a federal holiday.
This forum is specifically about Columbus Day, and not the calendar overall.
history and propaganda are two different things
Howard Zinn was a propagandist
All I hear is division. I think they should remove the day and allow parents and students to decide what and how they will celebrate and let it be an excused absence.
Recognize or celebrate
actually, he read two different accounts that have nothing to do with the other thus creating a false narrative
Columbus did not say "they WOULD make good servants" either. Thats a Howard Zinn misquote
I would like to point out that we share a charter school with Garfield. Garfield has it on the calendar to have off the week of Easter and has a shorter calendar year than Hackensack. How is it that we are not working with Garfield or charter to have the same spring break. Some parents have their kids in both Hackensack and charter with different spring breaks.
please allow everyone to speak
Thank you so much for your willingness to hear our views on this calendar.
Good night All, Trustee Somerville