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School Calendar Changes on Board Agenda

Huntington looks to make up days lost to Hurricane Sandy.

Changes in the school calendar forced by Hurricane Sandy will be on the Huntington Board of Education meeting Monday night.

The district lost nine days to the storm, much of it because school buses couldn't safely navigate streets blocked by trees and downed wires.

The draft calendar under consideration eliminates the Presidents Week break in February.

Also on the agenda is an update of the possibility of creating a school that would focus on science, technology engineering and math, which was first raised at  last month's meeting. 

"The goal is to ultimately establish a rigorous, engaging and inquiry-based program," School Superintendent James W. Polansky told Patch. "We have a building that is available (Jack Abrams), so the plan does include the idea of establishing this building as a STEM magnet, which would make it an attractive educational choice."

The board meets at Abrams at 7:30 p.m.

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