Harrison School Board To Announce Make-Up Days Wednesday

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Members of the Harrison School Board are expected to announce the rescheduled school days from Hurricane Sandy at Wednesday night's meeting. Photo Credit: Patrick Stapleton

HARRISON, N.Y. - The Harrison School Board is expected to announce what days students will make up as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

A representative from Superintendent Louis Wool's office said the decision will be made at Wednesday night's meeting.

New York State Education Department Commissioner John King can excuse up to five of the necessary 180 school days for "extraordinary circumstances," according to the department, but only after all possible vacation days are used up in the district.

While the state implemented a provision last year after Hurricane Irene that pushed the requirement up to 10 excusable days, Education Department spokesperson Antonia Valentine said it's too soon to tell whether a similar provision will be enacted in this case.

"We can't predict whether the Legislature will act to provide relief from the 180-day requirement again this year," Valentine said in an email.

According to the department's regulations, not even a state of emergency - which was declared by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and affected several communities in Westchester County, including New Rochelle - will excuse schools to operate for fewer than 180 days.

Check back with The Harrison Daily Voice Wednesday night to find out which days were chosen. 

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