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April Break Days Disappearing Following Sandy Closures

If snow is heavy and frequent during the winter, students might kiss goodbye their entire April break.

Update at 8:30 p.m. Monday: The school board unanimously approved the calendar change, meaning Thursday and Friday of April break are school days.

Ridgewood school board trustees on Monday are expected to vote on a revised school calendar that will trim at least two days from the scheduled spring break in April.

Ridgewood lost seven school days to large-scale power outages during Super Storm Sandy. 

According to proposed calendar revision, students and teachers will report to school on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12. If snow days force further closures in the winter, more planned vacation days that week will be lopped off counting backwards.

The proposed calendar doesn't contain further changes. The school board meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Education Center on Monday.

joe November 26, 2012 at 09:06 PM
They have a full week off in Feb not just the two days.
Craig Hueneke November 27, 2012 at 12:49 AM
HELL.. I say we take em' all away! They (students and teachers) will have plenty of time to get over it during their 3 month summer vacation!! ;)
Elizabeth Cox November 27, 2012 at 02:15 AM
GR only has 2 days- i have checked and rechecked our calender- the 15th & the 18th
Chris421 November 27, 2012 at 02:33 AM
It's 2 months not 3.
JH November 27, 2012 at 02:06 PM
I suspect that it's because they will not know in February if they will need more days to make up for additional snow days. By April they are pretty sure of the total number of days they will need.

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