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:
Hicksville Public School District
Long Beach City School District
Massapequa Public School District
Oyster Bay-East Norwich
Uniondale Public Schools