Fort Worth ISD Adds Cesar E. Chavez and Dolores C. Huerta Observances to School Calendar
Fort Worth, Texas – On Tuesday, April 11, 2018, the Fort Worth ISD Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution setting aside a class holiday each spring to honor Latinos and Latinas who have greatly contributed to our country.
Specifically, the resolution identifies Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta for their 30 years as labor and civil rights leaders and who recognized that working together they could achieve more than they might separately.
In reading the resolution, District 1 Representative Jacinto “Cinto” Ramos, Jr. encouraged students not to think of the day as a day off, but rather a day on.
“I heard this from all different children of all different backgrounds at our recent Racial Equity Summit who asked why don’t we see ourselves in the literature and in the holidays,” Mr. Ramos said. “I encourage all students to participate in service-learning projects, based on the life, work, and values of Cesar E. Chavez and Dolores C. Huerta.”
The student holiday will be observed on the Monday prior to March 31, Cesar Chavez’s birthday, beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. View the complete resolution.