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VOICE Victorious in Keeping Fairfax County Public Schools Accountable to Honoring Muslim Holidays, Wins Options for Muslim Students Taking Standardized Testing During Ramadan

VOICE leaders at May 2017 action where Fairfax County Public Schools committed to honoring Muslim and Jewishholidays.
VOICE leaders received notification from Fairfax County Public Schools regarding student end-of-the-year standardized testing. Fairfax County Schools will allow all Muslim families with children fasting for Ramadan to take their standardized tests before the designated testing timeframe, which would be prior to the start of Ramadan. 
Schools have also made available to parents the option for students to take their tests during the designated school testing period, but with a request for students to take their tests in the early morning when children have better energy levels. This victory follows VOICE’s demands that Fairfax and Prince William Counties honor Muslim and Jewish holidays by issuing new regulations that student absences related to the celebration of religious holidays would not affect attendance records. The two counties also committed to avoiding testing and major school events during those holidays as well.
Content Date: 
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 17:46