Currently, the birthday of the Mexican American civil rights leader and founder of the United Farm Workers union is recognized by the school district as a day of service and learning, during which students and staff are encouraged to perform community service.
If the resolution before the Board on Tuesday is approved, March 31 would become a paid employee holiday beginning in the 2010-11 school year.
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The school board passed a similar resolution in 2000, but the district has yet to make it an official paid holiday. The decision is up to the Superintendent.