Next year's school calendar in Three Village will feature one of the longest summer recesses in recent memory and a two-week winter break, the school district announced Tuesday.
The Board of Education voted 6-0 to adopt the 2013-2014 school calendar at Tuesday night's school board meeting. School in the 2013-2014 academic year will start Sept. 9 and end June 27 – also a rather late ending date for a school year.
"This summer is going to be one of the longer summers on record for us," said Kevin Scanlon, assistant superintendent for educational services, adding that the school district works with BOCES to determine the start of school.
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Additionally, the winter recess will last two weeks due to the timing of the holidays, Scanlon said. Students will have off the weeks beginning Dec. 23 and Dec. 30, encompassing both Christmas and New Year's Day.
Superintendent's conference days for faculty members are set for Sept. 3 and Sept. 4.
Addressing snow days, Scanlon joked, "we’re anticipating locusts and frogs next year," before announcing three available snow days built in to the calendar. If no snow days or one snow day are used, two days off will be tacked on to the three-day Memorial Day weekend.
The start of school on Sept. 9 is in line with other area school districts such as Port Jefferson.