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Lynbrook Students Finally Resume Classes After Sandy, Snowstorm

Schools reopen Tuesday for the first time since Oct. 26, but district may need to tap into vacation days to make up lost instructional time.

After Hurricane Sandy and the subsequent Nor’easter wreaked havoc in the area (and subsequently shut down Lynbrook public schools for two weeks), students of the Lynbrook School District were finally able to return to classes on Nov. 13.

Power was restored to all buildings within the district in time for everyone to return to their home schools, so teachers and students were able to get right back to the business of learning.

To make up lost instructional days, the district is considering holding classes during the winter break in February or the spring break in March. The Board of Education is waiting to make a final determination after receiving a ruling from the State Education Department about whether the district will still be required to hold 180 days of classes, or if the state will rescind the rule due to the extenuating circumstances surrounding Hurricane Sandy.

The board has already determined that April 29, which was scheduled to be a superintendent's conference day, will now be a regular instructional day. The district is also looking at ways to utilize existing days to provide additional instructional time so that work can be made up.

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