Thursday, February 13, 2014

City parents angry schools kept open during snowstorm

With the city set to receive as much as a foot of snow Thursday, some parents are angry that schools weren't closed, with many keeping their kids at home rather than having them walk or take a bus. A Facebook group unhappy that classes weren't canceled has even popped up, gaining thousands of likes.



Many parents were angry that the city did not decide to cancel classes Thursday. Here, Yao Zhi Lin (right) takes his daughter Yi Fey Lin to school.
City schools were open despite the snowstorm Thursday — and lots of parents were not happy about that.
With a foot of snow in the forecast, it appeared that lots of New Yorkers opted to keep their kids home rather than trek through treacherous streets or trust their spawn to school buses trying to navigate on slick surfaces.

A Facebook group of adults angry that public schools remained open (and required potentially dangerous and time-consuming commutes) during recent snowstorms garnered thousands of likes.

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A Facebook group of adults angry that public schools remained open (and required potentially dangerous and time-consuming commutes) during recent snowstorms garnered thousands of likes.


And somebody furious with the city for refusing to cancel classes created a "Close NYC Schools During Snow Emergencies" Facebook page that had garnered more than 6,000 likes by 10 a.m.

A boy boards a bus on the Upper East Side Thursday morning.

MARCUS SANTOS/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

A boy boards a bus on the Upper East Side Thursday morning.

"For the past few years, when it snowed in NYC, schools were left open for 'the good of the children'," the heading reads. "It's time for things to change!"

Mayor de Blasio was bracing for a barrage of questions about the city's head-scratching decision to keep the schools open in the face of the wintery onslaught.

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