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School Board to Consider Making Juneteenth a Paid School Holiday

At its next meeting (agenda: the Monrovia Board of Education will consider (among other things) making Juneteenth (June 19) a paid school holiday. On June 17, 2021, President Biden signed legislation establishing it as a federal holiday.  Wikipedia: Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union Army general Gordon Granger proclaimed freedom for slaves in Texas, the last state of the Confederacy with institutional slavery. 

- Brad Haugaard

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