Governor Cuomo: School closures as a result of winds will not count against districts

Governor Andrew Cuomo has released a statement saying schools that close as a result of high winds Monday will not have the day counted against their total for the school year.

"My administration has been in contact with the New York State Education Department and it has confirmed that the day will not be held against…districts requiring waivers due to insufficient available school days," the Governor said. "There is no higher priority than the safety of our students, and I commend New Yorkers for their vigilance during this severe weather.

Many school districts around the Finger Lakes have already used the total number of allotted days for the school year.

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