Editor’s Note: This article was written and submitted by Chris Boyle.
An important matter discussed at this month’s Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District Board of Education meeting was the plan to address the instructional time missed by students due to school closures brought about by Hurricane Sandy.
New York State guidelines require 180 days of school for all students. In order to meet this standard, Superintendent Dr. Henry Kiernan announced that the time would be made up by reducing the length of the upcoming February break.
“The Board will be passing a resolution tonight,” Kiernan said. “School will be open on February 20, 21 and 22 of the February break. There’s nothing good about this, but we know that we’ve lost instruction. These will be regular days of instruction. We know that we will not have some staff and students here due to issues beyond their control, but we will do our best to have regular instruction.“
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