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Iowa City School District approves student day off for Lunar New Year to be ‘respectful of different cultures’

Iowa City School Distract Approves Lunar New Year Holiday

Iowa City’s Community School District Board of Education has officially added Lunar New Year to its academic calendar as a day off for students and families who celebrate the important Asian holiday.

“Respectful of different cultures”: The decision was approved during a school board meeting on Nov. 23 and is set to begin during the 2022-2023 school year up until the  2024-2025 school year, the Iowa City Press-Citizen reported.