SORRY, HOBOKEN KIDS! Students likely to lose half of Spring Break to make up for snow days
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DON'T BUY THAT WEEK-LONG DISNEY PASS -- Thanks to all the snow days, Hoboken kids will likely lose three days of Spring Break and two days of summer vacation. The Board of Education will vote on the calendar changes next Tuesday.
DON'T BUY THAT WEEK-LONG DISNEY PASS -- Thanks to all the snow days, Hoboken kids will likely lose three days of Spring Break and two days of summer vacation. The Board of Education will vote on the calendar changes next Tuesday.
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HOBOKEN – To make up for several days of school that were lost due to snow this year, the Hoboken Board of Education will consider at its meeting next Tuesday cutting three days out of Spring Break. Multiple sources told the Reporter that the board plans to vote on the change, and Superintendent Mark Toback confirmed the proposal on Tuesday, noting that the board will also consider adding two school days to the end of the year. Those two days would be in addition to the added Spring Break days.

As it stands right now, kids would be off from April 18 (Good Friday) through the following Friday. But the board may instead only grant days off for Good Friday and the following Monday and Tuesday after Easter. Kids would report to school on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

The additional days in June would likely be Tuesday the 24th and Wednesday the 25th, as the scheduled last day of school is that Monday.

No word on whether some of these would be half days or full days.

In a letter to the community two weeks ago, Toback advised parents to the possibility that the board could vote on such a change.

On Tuesday, he noted that many school districts around northern New Jersey are using the same strategy, arguing that it is more beneficial academically.

“You can’t expect to get much done in a few extra days at the end of June,” he said. “The days on Spring Break are prior to the NJASK exams, so they could be useful.”

Next Tuesday’s meeting (March 11) will be held at 7 p.m. in the Board’s meeting room, located in the basement of 1115 Clinton St. – Dean DeChiaro

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