CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is criticizing a decision to have students in the Charlotte area make up for a snow cancellation by attending school on Martin Luther King Day.
The Charlotte Observer reports that the city’s NAACP chapter called Wednesday on area clergy to urge church members to keep their children home on Monday’s federal holiday.
Charlotte City Councilman Patrick Cannon also criticized the system’s decision, calling it disrespectful to the slain civil rights leader’s legacy.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Peter Gorman says state law governing the school calendar gives local districts little flexibility in scheduling makeup days.
A severe winter storm canceled area schools for the first three days this week.
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1. Officials turn the Eiffel Tower lights off, as Paris goes dark following multiple terror attacks.
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2. Victims lie on the ground after an attack on Rue Bichat in Central Paris.
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3. A young woman cries at a vigil held by a local French community in Sydney.
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4. A single rose following multiple terror attacks in the French city of Paris.
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5. Players and officials have a moment of silence for victims during the Newcastle v. Central Coast round 6 A-league match.
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6. Workers wash blood off of the floor outside of Le Carillon bar.
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7. Workers wash blood off the floor outside of Le Carillon bar.
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8. A woman sends her love.
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9. Two friends hug in the wake of multiple terror attacks in Paris.
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10. Residents leave flowers for victims and their loved ones.
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11. At least 127 people were left dead following multiple terror attacks in Paris on Friday.
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12. Residents leave flowers for victims and their loved ones.
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13. Blood from the scene following the Bataclan Theatre attack.
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