Juneteenth is a federal holiday, which President Biden signed into law in 2021. Students and teaching staff will take a no-school day with the remaining staff reporting to work.
Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas and announced, in accordance with the Emancipation Proclamation, that all slaves were free. Months later, the 13th amendment was ratified, abolishing slavery across all states and territories.