RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — There’s controversy in a New Jersey school district.
This week, the Randolph Township Board of Education unanimously voted to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar and call them “days off.”READ MORE: Bodycam Video Shows Moments Before NYPD Lieutenant Was Shot In Ankle Apprehending Suspect In The Bronx
This comes after the district had previously changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.READ MORE: Several People Shot Outside Queens Laundromat, Police Investigating
The board says they made the decision to be “inclusive and equitable” after getting feedback from the community.MORE NEWS: COVID In New York: Mask Mandates Not Being Re-Imposed Just Yet As Concern Grows Over Delta Variant
Now, some people are upset that the public had no say in the decision. More than 1,000 people have signed a Change.org petition for the board members and superintendent to resign.