The Des Moines NAACP Youth Council says the Des Moines school district should not have made Martin Luther King Jr. Day a snow makeup day this year.
The district is using Jan. 21 to make up two days of school that were canceled because of a late December storm.
The youth council for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People intends to submit a letter of protest to the Des Moines school board on Tuesday evening.
Interim superintendent Tom Ahart says students will spend time on the holiday at school learning about King and his civil rights work.
Ahart says the King holiday and Presidents Day were designated as weather makeup days so the school year could end May 31.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.