Superintendents of districts in Hurricane Sandy’s path announced that schools will remain closed Tuesday. These closures affect the New York City Schools (the country’s largest school system), districts in New Jersey, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia, and more.
An article in TIME discusses how the closure of schools today was announced earlier than usual — districts announced closure on Monday as opposed to waiting until the morning of the school day to announce it. But with the severity of the storm and awareness of working parents needing to plan ahead for alternate childcare, districts on the Eastern Seaboard decided to give parents plenty of advance notice.
Executive Director of the New York State Council of School Superintendents Robert J. Reidy Jr. released a statement: “It’s a judgment call,” he said. “We have to err on the side of caution to keep children safe…When you’re wrong, the solace I used to take was that I erred on the side of safety.”
East Coast students, teachers, parents, and administrators, we hope you’re staying warm and safe!