Like many school districts across Long Island, Port Washington Public Schools is determining how to make up missed instructional time caused by Super Storm Sandy.
Now school officials say the district must make up two days of class time. Yet there is a need for flexibility should additional school closings be required due to bad weather this winter. Meanwhile, officials say they have not received word whether New York’s State Education Department will waive the 180-day minimum requirement, given the aftermath of Sandy.
Interim Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Mooney says she will recommend at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting taking three makeup days during the February break: Tuesday, Feb. 19-Thursday, Feb. 21.
In a letter sent home to parents, Mooney called the impact of the storm “unprecedented,” adding that it “resulted in an extraordinary set of circumstances.”