Sandy Whittles Away at April School Vacation

School officials are hoping for a mild winter as two days of the April vacation are eliminated because of the days used because of Hurricane Sandy.


Despite the fact that it's not yet even Thanksgiving, students have already had five days off due to bad weather, and school officials have had to find a way to make up for those days.

Three of those days will be made up in June, and two will be made up during the April vacation, school officials said Tuesday during the Board of Education's monthly meeting.

Three of the days will be made up on June 19, 20 and 21, and the other two on April 18 and 19, according to Supt. of Schools Fran Rabinowitz.

And if there are more snow days, they will continue to be taken from the April vacation, she said.

"We are hoping for the winter we had last year," she said, referring to the near-snowless winter of 2011-12.

"We will keep going through the rest of the April vacation and then go back to June," she said of the plan for the rest of the year regarding snow days. As it stands now, the last day of school is June 21, she said.

The only other possibility is if the governor waives the number of days required for students to be in the classroom, she said, but that's not a likely possibility. But for some districts, the number of days that have to be made up is as high as eight or nine, she said.

"We are just hoping to have a mild winter," she said.

But that might not happen -- WTNH is forecasting another nor'easter for next week.

Ted B November 15, 2012 at 03:01 AM
The way they are forecasting snowstorms, the kids aren't going to have any vacation and will be going to school until August.


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