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should schools close after 12 in. of snow? NYC schools are open!!

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January 12, 2011, 5:11 am
New York City Public Schools Are Open
By THE NEW YORK TIMES

The Department of Education announced early on Wednesday morning that all public schools in New York City will be open despite the winter storm.

Cathleen P. Black, the new school’s chancellor, made the announcement at 5 a.m.

All field trips are cancelled.

Most private schools, however, are closed.

In a press release, the department noted that the city’s public schools have only closed six times since 1978, with a total of eight days of classes lost.

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Personally I think it is a waste of tax payer money. I went to school in NYC and on the days when school should be closed but is not because of politics, such as today, most students don’t show up, half the teachers and staff don’t or cant show up either. So what happens is students spend all day in tax payer funded daycare watching movies and playing board games. Absolutely no learning happens today. The teachers who do or can make it to school get a paid day and all the have to is keep the kids entertained. The parents get free babysitting and the politicians get to say they kept schools open, but the students still loose a day of learning, and unlike during real snow days they don't have to make those days up.

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Re: should schools close after 12 in. of snow? NYC schools are open!!

Yeah, it should have been cancelled today. They're starting to plow the neighborhood here, but this is the time I would be leaving. I'm just not going in today, it'll give me time to catch up on work and figure out what I'll wear tomorrow, etc.

Oh and no exaggeration, I'm a junior in high school now and I can say with certainty that we've only gotten ONE snow day since I've been in this school, and that was last year.

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Yeah, it should have been cancelled today. They're starting to plow the neighborhood here, but this is the time I would be leaving. I'm just not going in today, it'll give me time to catch up on work and figure out what I'll wear tomorrow, etc.

Oh and no exaggeration, I'm a junior in high school now and I can say with certainty that we've only gotten ONE snow day since I've been in this school, and that was last year.
That sounds about right, there were 75 inches of snow in 95-96, and there was ONE maybe two snow days. I remember days when my parents let me stay home which was UNHEARD of.

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Send the brats to school.

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Re: should schools close after 12 in. of snow? NYC schools are open!!

He really should have just done a delayed opening. Its not snowing anymore, but crews need some time to catch up on the roads since all this snow fell in such a short amount of time. A 10am start would still lead to a productive day and give people a chance to dig themselves out and wait for the roads to be somewhat better. As it is now no one is going in and the day will be less productive than it would have been otherwise.

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He really should have just done a delayed opening. Its not snowing anymore, but crews need some time to catch up on the roads since all this snow fell in such a short amount of time. A 10am start would still lead to a productive day and give people a chance to dig themselves out and wait for the roads to be somewhat better. As it is now no one is going in and the day will be less productive than it would have been otherwise.
That's fair. A delayed opening would have been fine.

But I just learned that the school system, no longer adds any days for snow. By calling a snow day they have add days at the end of the year or risk loosing federal funding. So regardless of the weather there will be no snow days in NYC.

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The local schools in my city were closed today and we only had like 4 inches,

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Re: should schools close after 12 in. of snow? NYC schools are open!!

We got 5-6" here...the roads were plowed and they weren't too bad. Schools open, except some smaller towns closed them down.

If we got a foot in one night here, they'd be closed for sure the next day.
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Re: should schools close after 12 in. of snow? NYC schools are open!!

Do the teachers in New York not get paid for snow days?
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Re: should schools close after 12 in. of snow? NYC schools are open!!

There's 12 inches of snow and the school is still open? In New York? Wow.
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Re: should schools close after 12 in. of snow? NYC schools are open!!

NYC hardly ever closes schools for snow. Has to be like 20 inches for them to close.

I remember school maybe closing once or twice for snow in like 14 years. I just chose not to go other days if it was snowy.

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Re: should schools close after 12 in. of snow? NYC schools are open!!

Well private schools are closed and most public schools in Long Island, New Jerseym Westchester, etc.

The thing is, about 1/3 of NYC public school students only eat breakfast and lunch every day, which they get in school for free. What happens during a snow day? They have to eat . Plus they're parents probably have to go to work, so who will take care of them?

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