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Shrewsbury Boro School to Make Up 3 Days Lost to Sandy

BOE votes to add Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day and 'Easter Monday' back on schedule

Shrewsbury students will not see their school year extended due to Hurricane Sandy, as the district will make up days in January, February and April.

The Shrewsbury Borough School Board of Education unanimously adopted a revised 2012-13 school year calendar at its meeting Tueday night that takes away three previously scheduled off days to make up for those lost during the storm.

Students will attend school Jan. 21 (Martin Luther King Day), Feb. 18 (Presidents Day) and April 1, the Monday after Easter, Superintendent Brent MacConnell said.

A particularly harsh winter also could affect instructional days, the superintendent noted.

"Weather forecasting looks bad, which could also impact our schedule."

Students will have a half-day on Dec. 21 then break for winter recess, not returning to class until Jan. 2. With the addition of Martin Luther King Day on the schedule, the children will not have any days off until Friday, Feb. 15, which is a staff professional day. They then will return the following Monday, Presidents Day.

Spring recess then will be cut short a day, as students will be off from March 25 to 29, returning Monday, April 1.

The last day of school is June 20.

MacConnell said the district was fortunate to be able to open its doors the second Wednesday after the storm.

"We were very lucky to be back in session... it was much better for us to have our kids in a warm, lit environment."

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