The Rockville Centre School District's normal five-day winter recess was compressed to just one day -- Presidents' Day -- after Hurricane Sandy and the ensuing nor’easter forced the cancellation of seven instructional school days.
Students now get a three-day weekend, with Feb. 18 off, but will be expected to return from Feb. 19-22.
“This is not a great situation either way,” Board of Education President Liz Dion said back in November when the decision was made. “It’s not how we wanted things to go. We just feel that there is too much instructional time to not take advantage.”
However, some families had already booked vacations before the October storm hit and cannot cancel them.
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