Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
The schools used to celebrate Christian holidays – Valentine, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas – but had to quit because of our culture of tolerance and respect.
But the schools do celebrate Hmong New Year and have pow-wows so it’s not a ban on all holidays, only Christian holidays. Because, you know, tolerance and respect.
The school board, under fire from parents, agreed to take another look at the policy to see if it supports the diversity in our community. My guess: every religion is allotted one holiday and the board will decide which one you get. Looking forward to the Catholic holiday: Shrove Tuesday.
I’m just surprised they haven’t adopted (and I say this knowing that today’s sarcastic jape is tomorrow’s Saint Paul School Board policy) Festivus.