- February 15, 2016 : Mid-winter Recess (Schools Closed)
Schools are closed for Midwinter Recess (including Washington’s Birthday and Lincoln’s Birthday - DOE observed)
Central offices are closed on Feb. 15, 2016.
- February 15, 2016 : Washington's Birthday (Offices Closed)
All central headquarters offices of the Department of Education will be closed. Except for "prevailing wage rate employees" subject to Section 220 of the New York State Labor Law, absence of per annum, per diem, hourly non-competitive employees, and monthly salaried employees of the administrative staff and headquarters’ pedagogical personnel scheduled to work on this day shall be excused without loss of pay and without charge to annual leave.
- February 16, 2016 - February 19, 2016 : No School
- February 19, 2016 : Lincoln's Birthday Observed
All central headquarters offices of the Department of Education will be OPEN, and limited staff will be accessible on Friday, February 19, 2016 (Lincoln’s Birthday Observed).
For all non-managerial/non-confidential employees (i.e., administrative employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement), Lincoln’s Birthday Observed is scheduled as a holiday on Friday, February 19, 2016.
This day will remain a paid holiday for Administrative employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement, but managerial/confidential employees hired on or before June 30, 2004, and working on Lincoln’s Birthday Observed (Friday, February 19, 2016) in central headquarters offices are entitled to be excused on another day, without charge to annual leave.
- February 22, 2016 : School resumes
School resumes after Mid-winter recess
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