RMAE acknowledges the importance of holidays with religious origins in our national, social, and cultural life.
Diversity is a hallmark and strength of our nation.
Teachers and administrators should excuse students who do not wish to participate in holiday events.
Acknowledging religious holidays serves the academic goal of educating students about history and culture as well as the traditions of particular religions within a pluralistic society. School concerts that present a variety of selections may include religious music. Any dramatic productions or school parties should emphasize the cultural and historical aspects of the holiday. Reference RMAE Board Policy 7.5 Religious Expression.