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Apocalypse Later D.C. Chief Technology Officer Suzanne Peck told the D.C. Council last week that the District will experience a smooth transition when the calendar flips in a few weeks to Year 2000. But, it seems, D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) administration wants to hedge its bets. The school system has given kids an extra three days of winter vacation by designating three “Y2K days,” during which officials will complete months of testing water, electrical, telecommunication, and transportation systems for millennial compliancy. “We thought it would be very prudent and safe for our children not to be in school buildings as we prepare them to handle any issues that may come up with Y2K,” says Denise Tann, a DCPS spokesperson. A glance at the calendar suggests that the school system scheduled the days more to react to the bug than to prepare for it: The schools will be closed Jan. 3, 4, and 5, 2000—by which time it’ll be a little late to reprogram computers. “It’s not really reactive,” Tann explains. “Those three days are part of the whole planning process.”