Taxes extended in 34 Nassau school districts

Park Avenue Elementary School is located at 1599 Park Avenue Elementary School is located at 1599 Park Ave. in North Merrick. (April, 2, 2012) Photo Credit: Nicole Bartoline

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Residents in 34 Nassau County school districts will get a 21-day extension to pay school taxes under an executive order Gov. Andrew M . Cuomo is set to sign Saturday in response to superstorm Sandy.

School-tax payments that were due Tuesday will now be due Dec. 4 , Cuomo said in a statement obtained by Newsday. The school districts had requested the interest-free extensions, Cuomo said.

"This action will help provide extra time and extra peace of mind to many of those New Yorkers whose lives have been disrupted by Hurricane Sandy," Cuomo said. "This grace period will allow them to focus on recovery and rebuilding their lives in the wake of this devastating storm."

He said that not all school districts have requested an extension, likely due to ongoing power outages. He said more districts might be added retroactively.

Participating Nassau districts are:

Amityville

Bellmore

Bethpage

Carle Place

Cold Spring Harbor

East Meadow

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Farmingdale

Freeport

Great Neck

Hempstead

Herricks

Hewlett-Woodmere

Hicksville Public School District

Island Trees

Jericho

Levittown

Locust Valley

Long Beach City School District

Manhasset

Massapequa Public School District

Mineola

North Bellmore

North Merrick

Oceanside

Oyster Bay-East Norwich

Plainedge

Plainview-Old Bethpage

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Port Washington

Seaford

Syosset

Uniondale Public Schools

Wantagh

Westbury

West Hempstead

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