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 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.

(Story by: Newsday and The Associated Press)