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Changes proposed to Milford school calendar

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MILFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Hurricane Sandy shut down schools in Milford for an entire week and the nor'easter right after closed it down for another day.

On Tuesday night, the board of education will be listening to ideas from residents on how to make up those lost days and prepare for any possible snow days.

Students in Milford have already lost six days of school to the previous storms and now, the superintendent is pushing to extend the calendar year and shorten at least one vacation.

"They've got to do what they got to do," said Mike Sakowicz, who is the father of high school junior. "They have to do those 180 days."

Superintendent of Schools Elizabeth A. Feser is proposing to extend the school year by five days and have it end on June 24, instead of June 17.

The superintendent would also take a day away from winter vacation, which is Feb. 18 to 22. Students would also attend school on Tuesday Feb. 19 because Monday is Presidents Day.

Some parents are not pleased with the proposed plan.

"That's silly. That's ridiculous," said Donna Reventisch of Milford. "They're either not going to show up or nobody is going to be into learning anything."

And some students are worried about the shorter summer.

"I just don't want to lose my summer," said student Chace Ardito.

Many students told Eyewitness News that they would rather make-up the days during February and April vacations, which is a commonly used time for families to take vacations.

"It's way too hot in the summer," Ardito said. "We don't have a/c so it's like torture. So I'd rather have February break taken off."

The board of education meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Parsons Government Center. It is unclear if the school board will vote on the proposed plan or will suggest another idea.

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