District axes summer school

The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District says the state budget crisis has forced it to eliminate summer school.The move affects students in seventh-11th grades. Seniors who need credits to graduate would still be allowed to take classes in the summer. Prep classes for the Regents will also be offered.The district is made up of Calhoun High School, John F. Kennedy High School, Mepham High School, Grand Avenue Middle School and Merrick Avenue Middle School.Officials say the district is set to lose $2.5 million in funding.

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