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Baltimore County schools to stay closed for Jewish high holidays

Baltimore County schools to stay closed for Jewish high holidays

TOWSON, Md. (WBFF) - After plenty of controversy, the Baltimore County school board voted Tuesday night to keep schools closed for Jewish high holidays.

FOX45's Jeff Abell reported that the school district will continue closing schools, as it has done for the past two decades.

The decision came after heated debate here on a proposal which would have kept schools open for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

By a vote of 9-3, the board voted to keep the schools closed.

The school board estimated it would cost $500,000 to replace Jewish teachers who took the holidays off, anyway.

Howard Libit, of the Baltimore Jewish Council, said the school system “made the right decision."

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