- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Long Island’s Southampton district is considering extending its school day by nearly two hours under a state initiative.

Southampton is one of nine districts statewide and the only one on Long Island to win a portion of a $24 million grant for the program.

Southampton would receive $2.6 million for two years to add the extra hours in the district’s elementary and/or intermediate schools.

The district became eligible for the grant because of its test scores and ethnic diversity.

Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/10nv4OC ) says the district has not made a decision to accept the grant and wants to hear from parents over the next year.

Southampton’s school board could choose to go forward with the program in September 2015.

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Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

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