Hauppauge Superintendent Patricia Sullivan-Kriss announced that the school district might have its latest start and end ever next year, as the state commissioner of education has changed the public schools’ testing calendar.
The change will extend the last of classes in the Hauppauge School District from June 20 to June 26 in 2014.
According to Sullivan-Kriss, in order to have classes go through June 26, and only have 180 school days, teachers would report to work on Sept. 3 and 4 for conference days. The District is then closed for Rosh Hashana on Sept. 5 and 6, and classes would begin Sept. 9.
“It’s going to be a very unusual year for all of us,” the superintendent said. “I don’t remember a start ever that late.”
She also said that the testing change would impact Winter Recess, by extending the break for two solid weeks in December and into January (Dec. 23 through Jan. 3).
Graduation will take place June 27. Prom will be held the night of June 26.