Most LI Schools May Cancel Winter Break

A majority of Long Island’s school districts that lost classroom time to Superstorm Sandy likely will cancel the midwinter break.

Newsday reports that 66 of the 124 districts — 33 in Nassau and 33 in Suffolk — said they have canceled or are planning to cancel all or part of the February break. Another 25 districts said they have not made a decision.

The remainder said they weren’t considering a change or didn’t respond.


The weeklong break is traditionally tied to Presidents Day.

Under state law, schools must be in session at least 180 days a year.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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