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North Bellmore Schools Cancels February Break

Due to the school time lost during Hurricane Sandy, North Bellmore Schools have decided to cancel February break, according to Superintendent Arnold Goldstein.

Initially, after school was done on Feb. 15, students would have been free from the classroom until Feb. 25, but the storm changed those plans. Now, after a three-day weekend, students will be back in action on Feb. 19.

What do you think about the district's decision? Tell us in the comments below.

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Bobbie Peters December 05, 2012 at 08:25 AM
Better to lose the whole vacation & get it over with, rather than a few days here& there. Sorry to those that lost their traditional family vacation, but education is important. If we lost only a few days of the break, people would still take their vacation & kids would miss valuable time. Now that it has been decided, let's get back to focusing on our lives.
Fran December 05, 2012 at 08:33 AM
Considering what so many people have lost due to the storm...4 days is nothing. We (NY) are one of the very few states that have the entire week off in February. I don't think this break is necessary anyway, I'd rather have the kids finish school a few days earlier in June.
Ralph A. December 05, 2012 at 11:27 AM
Would it be a big deal if the school year was extended for the the four days in June. Now what will happen if we have a bad winter and school are closed again? Are they going to take the spring recess? They have only two snows days?
FedUpRealist December 05, 2012 at 11:43 AM
Yeah, it would....Most of the teachers have 2nd jobs and many of the kids go to camps...I think this was the right decision...But it should have been made a lot sooner (as it was in other districts)...Once again, we lag behind the others...Can we ever be the frontrunner????
beth landers December 05, 2012 at 05:58 PM
poor spoiled rotten kids
MONIQUE COSTABLE December 06, 2012 at 07:09 AM
that come from poor spoiled rotten parents...
beth landers December 06, 2012 at 08:28 AM
exactly!!!
FedUpRealist December 06, 2012 at 10:18 AM
Most of the kids in this area go to camps because BOTH their parents work...Shouldn't there also be a 'beef' with the teachers who vociferously voiced their opinion & put their foot down when the discussion broched the subject of extending the school year - all because of their 2nd jobs???...Their exorbitant salaries (for the amount of days they work & the lagging test scores they've produced) is a 'yearly' salary...Aren't they then double-dipping???...
Ralph A. December 06, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Some how days have to be made up either by vacation or extending the school year. But now what will happens if we get a bad winter this year. Last winter we were lucky (remember two years ago). Are we now going to loose the Spring Recess also? There is only two snow days. February really means nothing to me except some rest for the kids (not us). But Easter (and for others Passover) we plan to be with the family. And to add: I don't get the whole summer off.

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