When it came time to vote, committee members David Birnbach and Dennis Forgue both opposed holding school on Good Friday. Their dissenting votes left the board in a 3-2 split on the decision, with the majority narrowly winning out.
Both indicated that their preferred alternative was to hold school on two Saturdays instead of one Saturday and a religious holiday.
With the votes, Andover public school calendars have seen the following adjustments:
ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE SCHOOLS (includes Shawsheen School, a choice school): School to be held on Good Friday, March 29. Final day of school will be held Friday, June 28.
ANDOVER HIGH SCHOOL: School to be held on Good Friday, March 29, as well as Saturday, April 27. Final day of school will be held Friday, June 28.