Janesville schools to take MLK Jr. day off

After talking to residents and staff, Janesville School District Superintendent Steve Pophal favors no classes on Martin Luther King Junior Day.  The school board Tuesday night approved changing the 2018-19 school calendar to honor the slain civil rights leader.  School board member Ben Dobson says it’s “extremely important” to honor King with a day off.  One of the original reasons for holding classes that day was so schools could have special ceremonies and opportunities for children to learn about King.  Instead of attending school on January 21st next year, students will attend classes on December 21st this year, so no class time will be lost.