NAICU Washington Update

Constitution Day and Rosh Hashanah

August 06, 2012

This year, Constitution Day, September 17, falls on Rosh Hashanah.  While no official statement has been made, sources at the Department of Education have informally indicated that the "holiday" exception would be applicable pursuant to the federal requirement that educational institutions recognize this day.  (For details and resources, see July 5, 2012, Washington Update story

Accordingly, Constitution Day observances can occur during either the weeks of September 10 or September 17 and be compliant with the law.  NAICU is encouraging the Department to make an official announcement to this effect.

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