Albion Central School will be off on June 18 in observance of Juneteenth
Press Release, Albion Central School
ALBION – This year, Albion Central School district will be joining the rest of New York in observing Juneteenth, commemorating the end to slavery and celebrating African American freedom.
“Here at Albion CSD we ‘value everyone, everyday, everywhere’ – it is a fundamental part of who we are as individuals as well as a district,” Albion Superintendent Mickey Edwards said. “That is why, in observance of the holiday, there will be no school on Friday, June 18.”
Last year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo designated June 19 an official public holiday in New York State. The holiday encourages “continuous self-development and respect for all cultures,” commemorating June 19, 1865, when the news of the liberation of African Americans came to Texas, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect.