To all Rochester School Committee members:
I am writing this letter to address the already made decision to throw out Good Friday as a day off. Many of our families take time out to remember this day of Christ’s death on the cross. No one is forced to remember our Lord on this day but in my opinion, it is wrong to delete it for those students who can’t afford to attend a parochial or private school. A question arose this morning when I was asked:
“What happens next? Will you delete the Christmas Day religious holiday as well?!”
It is appalling and very upsetting to me that the Rochester School Committee members of the secular population have the authority to make this very wrong decision, which I believe is a direct attack at the Christian population, ignoring the opinions of other Rochester, Marion and Mattapoisett residents.
I have voiced my concerns to Diane Russo, at the office of ORR Superintendent Douglas White, who suggested I make my concerns known to Rochester School Committee Chairman, Michelle Cusolito at 508-763-3736 and ORR School Committee Chair, James O’Brien at 508-763-2330. I have left voicemails for both, with hopes my concerns will be considered at their next meeting on May 8th.
Meanwhile, I am writing this letter to speak to others who share my opinion and agree with my concerns and who would be perhaps willing to sign a petition to overthrow this decision. I believe it is a grave injustice to the Christian community.
Margaret and Robert McGee
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