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District 233 board says former Columbus Day needs a community-wide celebration

Students at Homewood-Flossmoor High School will have the day off on Monday for what would have been Columbus Day. The school board wants to give the day a special purpose next year.

Many schools have removed the Columbus Day designation and replaced it with Indigenous Peoples Day as a way to honor those who were in the Americas before Columbus reached its shores.

But District 233 board members decided they wanted to contemplate how best to mark the day. They hope over the next year the administration and staff will be able to come up with a way to . . .

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