Why close school this week, reader asks?

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Again, I am stunned by the Western Placer Unified School District. My three children are out of school this entire week for Presidents Day! Since when did Presidents’ Day require that schools be closed for the entire week? If I remember correctly, a week off from school during a normal school year only came at either Christmas or spring break...and not even at Thanksgiving. What gives with the Western Placer Unified School District? None of the other districts in the surrounding area that I checked on are closed for an entire week to celebrate Presidents’ Day. When can we as parents expect better leadership and more focus on the education needs of our children? Steve Pounds, Lincoln