The Fort Worth ISD is closed Monday January 21, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday.
The District will resume normal business and class schedules on Tuesday, January 22, 2018.
On the third Monday in January, the nation observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day, established to honor the preacher, author, civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner. He is most notably known for his “I Have a Dream” speech delivered at the 1963 March on Washington in Washington, D.C.
Since 1994, the U.S. Congress has commemorated the holiday as a national day of service, encouraging Americans to participate in service projects within their communities.
On Monday, the District will host its first Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Day. Approximately 40 campus principals and central administration employees are expected to distribute meals and care packages to approximately 200 homeless individuals just outside downtown Fort Worth. The service event is one of two that FWISD employees and students are leading this school year. Students are also slated to participate in service projects this spring on Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta Day, Monday, March 25, 2019.