Veterans should be consulted on school calendar change

To the Editor:

There is a proposal to change the school schedule next year so the regular school year will end earlier, providing more time for snow makeup days.

The schools would be open on some holidays including Veteran's Day. On Veteran's Day the schools would have special lessons and in-school programs honoring our veterans and their contributions to our country.

This seems like an acceptable proposal but I could never support it if veterans found it disrespectful. I encourage the school administration and the Board of Education to reach out to local veteran groups and leaders to get their input on this issue. The people who have sacrificed so much for our country deserve to be actively consulted.

Tom Jagodzinski