District Adds Jewish High Holiday Observance to Belmont School Calendar

Photo: Dr. David Alper speaking before the Belmont School Committee.  The Belmont School Committee approved a pilot program to close school for one day in observance of the Jewish High Holidays beginning in the coming 2015-16 school year. In addition to the decision made Tuesday night, March 24, Belmont School Superintendent John Phelan once again […]

Belmont School’s Calendar Could See Changes, Adding Jewish Holiday, Earlier Start to Year

Photo: The Belmont school calendar could see changes on adding religious holiday and the start of school.  Every year since she’s had children attending the Belmont schools, School Committee member Elyse Shuster has been in the same situation as so many Jewish parents at the beginning of every school year: should we keep the kids […]