Executive Summary

With ongoing community engagement we have empowered community members across the state and nation to advocate for Eid Holidays. We have developed a playbook to make this a success across diverse communities and school districts. In addition to holidays, we have resources to help community members build long lasting relationships with their school communities.

Eid HolidaysObtaining Eid-al-Fitr and Eid-al-Adha as official school district holidays
Ensuring if initially approved as superintendents conference days, that it transitions to full day for staff as well
Communication resources toolkit
Community building
Educational material for schools faculty and administrators
Accomodation for Muslim American Students During RamadanPreparation for ramadan and support for Muslim American students during ramadan
  • alternative space during lunchtime
  • prayer space
  • awareness of student activity and energy level during physical education and possibilty of decreased class participation due to late night hours
  • Alternative statewide testing dates for students observing Eid
Building DEI initiativesCombating Islamophobia in schools
Promoting diversity and inclusion in schools and classrooms
Educating about Hijab
Leadership DevelopementCreating leaders both adults and children
Establishing programming for community engagement
Continuing the dialogue
Bolstering Civic EngagementBuilding a community voter database
Encouraging community voter registration
Being a pipeline for school board candidates
Nutrition and Food securityAdvocating for halal meals
healthy balanced nutritious meals and options for students

Local, State and National Advocacy

Successful addition of Eid Holidays

Many school districts across the nation have been leading in their efforts to promote diversity and inclusion. New York City schools the largest school district in New York State have adopted Eid as official school district holidays since 2015. Since its inception in 2016, The Eid Holiday Coalition which is comprised of parent representatives from across the country has been advocating for the approval of Eid Holidays. With hundreds of schools in the nation and well over 50 school districts approved in Long Island New York alone and more following suit.

Prince William County School District and Manassas Park City Schools Virginia, Treddy Frinn Easttown School District Pennsylvania, Paramus School District New Jersey, Burlington School District, Vermont, Prince George’s County School District, Maryland, Jamesville

Dewitt School District New York, Syracuse School District New York. Long Island- Syosset, Half Hollow Hills, Harborfields, East Meadow, Herricks, Jericho, Huntington, South Huntington, Plainview old bethpage, Ease Williston, Merrick, Bellemore, North Bellemore, Brentwood, Elwood, Levittown, Valley Stream, Hicksville, New Hyde Park, Deer Park, Bethpage, Westbury, Three Village, Farmingdale, Roslyn, Commack, Hauppauge, Middle Country,Connetcquot, Sayville, Elmont, William Floyd, Longwood, Sachem

National Recognition

National recognition as invitation to celebrate Eid at the White House