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Special BOE Meeting to Address Sandy-Related School Closings

The public session will include only one agenda item: modifying the school calendar for 2012-13 to address the loss of days incurred after storm.

Due to continued issues related to the storm at Garden City Middle School, students didn't return to school until Nov. 13 and missed a total of 10 days of instruction.
Due to continued issues related to the storm at Garden City Middle School, students didn't return to school until Nov. 13 and missed a total of 10 days of instruction.
The Garden City Board of Education is holding a special meeting Monday to discuss one agenda item: when will students make up missed days because of Superstorm Sandy?

The public session will discuss modifying the school calendar for 2012-13 to address the loss of days incurred after the storm.

“Garden City’s Board of Education is currently considering its options," Dr. Feirsen told Patch. "Although no decision has been reached yet the February break is receiving serious consideration."

Students attending Garden City public schools missed at least five days of school due to a continued power outage related to the storm.

Public school students returned to school on Nov. 6 - with the exception of Garden City middle schoolers and students attending Hemlock School. Both buildings were still experiencing the effects of the storm and could not open.

Hemlock students returned to class for the first time since Sandy on Nov. 7, reporting to Stratford and Stewart schools.

Due to continued issues related to the storm at Garden City Middle School, students didn't return to school until Nov. 13 and missed a total of 10 days of instruction (Monday, Nov. 12 was Veterans Day and schools were closed).

New York State law requires 180 days of instruction, but Dr. Feirsen said the State Education Department (SED) can excuse up to 5 days “due to extraordinary circumstances.”

The meeting kicks off at 8:15 p.m. in the boardroom at the Administration Building on Cathedral Avenue.

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George November 27, 2012 at 06:49 AM
What was the outcome of this meeting? Thx

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