Opinion: ORR and Good Friday

Jan 22, 2023

To the editor:

I was quite disappointed to see that the ORR Joint School Committee voted to make Good Friday a full school day for the 2023-2024 school year.

ORR already tried to make Good Friday a school day back in 2014. Hundreds of residents publicly objected to the change at the time, and when Good Friday 2015 arrived, ORR Jr. High School saw a student absentee rate of 20%, and the high school saw 21%. The district rightfully returned Good Friday to a day off.

Between the exposition of sexually explicit comic books and the Good Friday decision, something is going very wrong in the ORR school district.

Our community should all work to make some much-needed changes.

David F. Pierre, Jr.