Udpate (March 6, 12:35 p.m.):
The Rockville Centre School District found a conflict with the 2013-14 calendar after its approval. It has since been pulled and is being revised. Details about the revised calendar will be posted when they are made available.
The Rockville Centre Board of Education unanimously approved the calendar for the 2013-14 school year at last week's meeting.
The calendar looks somewhat different than it did for the current 2012-13 school year.
Instead of starting on a Wednesday, students will report for their first day of class on Tuesday, Sept. 3, but will have Sept. 5-6 off for Rosh Hashanah. There is no vacation date for Yom Kippur in 2013 because the Jewish holiday because on a Friday evening and ends on a Saturday.
The biggest change in the calendar comes during the winter recess in December and January. In 2012-13, students had 11 days off -- including weekends -- for Christmas and New Year's.
However, in 2013-14, students will have 16 consecutive days off from Saturday, Dec. 21, through Sunday, Jan. 5.
For 2014 Easter/Passover recess, students will get another 11 days off from Saturday, April 12, through Tuesday, April 22. The break has an additional two days compared to that of 2013.
Students also have two vacation days on the Thursday and Friday before Memorial Day weekend next year. Students only received Friday off in 2013.
"This is a good calendar," Superintendent William Johnson said during the meeting. "... It's a good fit for the school district."
The last change comes on the final day of school.
Instead of ending school on the New York State-recommended date of June 26, the school year ends on June 27 -- a Friday. The reasoning behind the move, according to Johnson, is that by having graduation the same day as the last day of school, it will encourage more teachers to attend the ceremony.