(NEWSER) – When Muslim community members sought to have their holidays recognized by a Maryland school district, board members decided instead to stop identifying any holidays at all. On next year's Montgomery County School District calendar, you won't see Christmas or Yom Kippur, the Washington Post reports.
Kids will still get the days off, but they'll just be listed as days without school; breaks around Christmas and Easter will be called Winter Break and Spring Break. "I made the motion because if we are closing for operational reasons, then there should be no need to make reference to religion," a board member tells mymcmedia.org. "That is the most equitable solution that I could see."