School kids will lose 3 days of February break to make up for days off from Sandy

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Children will have to attend school between Feb. 20 and 22, which had been scheduled as days off

City public-school students will lose three days from their February break to make up for time lost during Superstorm Sandy and its aftermath, the New York Times reports.

Schools were shuttered for five days, and some children whose schools lacked power missed even more days. Students must attend a minimum of 180 days a year, and Sandy pushed that total below that threshold.

Children will have to attend school between Feb. 20 and 22, which had been scheduled as days off. A half day in June will become a full day as part of the deal, announced by the Department of Education and the teachers’ union.