“Friday is Juneteenth – a day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States – and it’s a day that is especially relevant in this moment in history,” Governor Cuomo said. “Although slavery ended over 150 years ago, there has still been rampant, systemic discrimination and injustice in this state and this nation, and we have been working to enact real reforms to address these inequalities. I am going to issue an Executive Order recognizing Juneteenth as a holiday for state employees and I’ll propose legislation next year to make it an official state holiday so New Yorkers can use this day to reflect on all the changes we still need to make to create a more fair, just and equal society.”
Valley Central School District will be closed on June 19, 2020 in observance of Juneteenth as per the Governor’s Executive Order on June 18, 2020. The closure was authorized by the Board of Education.
We apologize for the late notice due to the need to confer with our legal counsel and the Board on the Executive Order issued last night.