NY. Senate May Vote St. Patrick’s Day As School Holiday


St. Patrick’s Day may become an official school holiday.  New York schools could all have March 17th off according to a new vote from the New York State Senate.

New York schools might close on St. Patrick’s Day next year. The NY Senate will vote whether to make March 17th an annual school holiday.

State Senator Tony Avella (D-Queens),  feels students wishing to attend the Manhattan St. Patrick’s Day Parade and celebrate their Irish heritage should not be forced to skip class.  Backing to have St. Patrick’s Day a legal school holiday, Avella has brought the vote to the NY Senate.

In Albany, schools currently close for 12 holidays.   Could we see a 13th closure in 2017?  Our local parade (and adult beverage partaking) typically takes place the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day  – no real need to play hooky in the 518 each March 17th.  Though, college students are probably pulling for the vote.

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