Aug 31, 2011 Ned Campbell Uncategorized
East Syracuse Minoa Schools is considering moving its spring break up one week following the state’s rescheduling of its English Language Arts exams to April 16-20.
“At the present time, we have been given no choice but to comply with this directive, and as a result, we are now considering moving spring recess to the week of April 9-13, 2012,” wrote Superintendent Donna DeSiato in a letter to district parents. “Commissioner John King has apologized for the change, which affects about 10 percent of the districts in the state (primarily in Central New York); however, we are very disappointed by the insensitivity this change demonstrates toward families who have already made plans for the April 16-20, 2012 spring recess.
DeSiato said the she is in the process of reviewing ESM’s options with the school board neighboring school districts’ superintendents.
“We will communicate a final decision on this matter by mid-September, pending Board approval,” DeSiato wrote.
The state’s rescheduling of the ELAs affects all schools within the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES zone. The F-M school board will hold a special meeting to discuss the district’s options at 8 a.m. tomorrow.
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