- September 07, 2015 : Labor Day (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.
- September 07, 2015 : Labor Day (Schools Closed)
Central offices will be closed
- September 08, 2015 : Staff Report
Classroom Teachers, Bilingual Teachers in School and Community Relations, Guidance Counselors, Attendance Teachers, Nurses, Therapists, Laboratory Specialists and Technicians, Educational Paraprofessionals report. School Secretaries, Psychologists and Social Workers report for a regular work day. Employees in titles not listed should consult the applicable collective bargaining agreement. For all UFT-represented employees who, pursuant to the June 22, 2009 agreement, report to school on the Tuesday following Labor Day, that Tuesday shall be utilized first and foremost for preparation of the classroom and for the arrival of students. If time permits, the remainder of the day may be utilized for professional development. Students will not be in attendance.
- September 09, 2015 : First Day of School
First Day of School
- Early dismissal for non-District 75 kindergarten students only.
- Partial school time for pre-kindergarten public school students.
- September 10, 2015 : First Full Day for Non-District 75 Kindergarten students
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