The Montgomery County Board of Education voted today (Dec. 9) to designate Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009, as a holiday in Montgomery County Public Schools. All schools and offices will be closed.
In its resolution approving the change to the current school calendar, the Board also noted that Inauguration Day will be designated as a school system holiday in all future years when Inauguration Day occurs.
The resolution, put forward by Board member Christopher Barclay, was passed unanimously. "I am very pleased that the Board decided to close the schools on Inauguration Day, not only on January 20, 2009, but from this point forward," said Mr. Barclay. "Our students and their families can celebrate the inauguration of our country's president."