President’s Day is celebrated the third Monday in February. The holiday started in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington’s birthday on Feb. 22.
    In 1971, the Uniform Monday Holiday Act was signed into action and the February holiday was renamed President’s Day and moved to its current annual three-day weekend.
    Three other Presidents join Washington with February birthdays – Abraham Lincoln, William Henry Harrison and Ronald Reagan – though the holiday never lands on any of their actual birth dates.
    President’s Day currently honors all former presidents.
    All classes for Lamesa ISD students will dismiss at 12 noon this Friday and students will be out of school on Monday for President’s Day, which also is scheduled as a Bad Weather Day for the school district.
    Students in Dawson ISD in Welch, Klondike ISD and Sands Consolidated ISD in Ackerly will not attend classes on Monday, but O’Donnell ISD and Borden County ISD in Gail will have classes as usual on Monday.
    Any students in the local and area school districts who are taking college courses at Howard College, will be responsible for their classroom attendance at that campus on Monday. Howard College will conduct classes on President’s Day.


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