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Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa, Fla., has its hands full regarding its school calendars after 70 percent of its students were absent on Good Friday.

Overall, more than 77,000 students were out. In addition, the district hired 915 substitute teachers and had 186 bus drivers out that day.

In 2004, Muslim groups asked the county school board to consider giving students the day off for two of their most important holy days, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. The school district’s calendar already included days off for Christian and Jewish holidays.

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