The Armenian National Committee of America – Glendale (ANCA-Glendale) welcomed the Glendale Unified School District announcement that it had reached an agreement with the Glendale Teachers Association on designating April 24, 2014 as a student free/non-work day.
“We commend the Glendale Unified School District and the Glendale Teachers Association on their willingness to support the desire of their students to properly pay tribute to the victims of the Armenian Genocide without having to be absent from classes,” stated ANCA-Glendale Chairman Berdj Karapetian.
The ANCA-Glendale Education Committee chairperson Hilma Balaian thanked the School Board members for their leadership and efforts to find a balanced solution that addresses the needs of the students, community, employees, and administration.
Balaian added that a large number of students and employees have been absent or taken time off in the past when April 24 has fallen on an instructional day.
Karapetian encouraged community members to attend next week’s School Board meeting to express their appreciation to the Board members, administration, teachers, and other employees of the GUSD.
The ANCA-Glendale advocates for the social, economic, cultural, and political rights of the city’s Armenian American community and promotes increased civic participation at the grassroots and public policy levels.