Carl Horst, president of the San Diego chapter of the Catholic League, has kept a close watch on the public school calendar as it impacts on Easter. Last year he protested a decision made by area schools to hold class on Good Friday, and this year he took aim at the 1998-1999 calendar because it doesn’t allow for spring break to coincide with Holy Week; there are no problems with this year’s schedule.
On March 17, at the behest of the San Diego chapter of the Catholic League, the Escondido Union High School District Board of Trustees voted 4-1 to change next year’s calendar so that spring break occurs during the week of Easter, rather than the week following Easter. Horst was delighted with the result but was not totally happy with the reasoning that was advanced to reach this end. Thus, he will continue to work with school officials until a long-term resolution to this problem is found.