Sabbath Observing Students Get Special Ruling in N.Y. Schools

High school students and teachers whose Sabbath observance begins Friday afternoon will be allowed to have their schedules adjusted where possible to eliminate any conflict with their beliefs, according to a memorandum sent to high school principals by Dr. Bernard E. Donovan, Acting Superintendent of New York Schools, made public here today.

The memorandum resulted from discussions held at the Board of Education in reference to late sessions in the high schools and their effect on after-school religious instruction and Sabbath and holy day observance of Jewish children and teachers. The National Council of Young Israel urged Jewish parents to take advantage of the new ruling to request early sessions for their children on Friday.

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