March 7, 2018 9:13 pm at 9:13 pm #1484489
Why did so many schools cancel school this morning before any snow was on the ground. Don’t they realize parents work and do not have proper arrangements for their children? Moreover, what are children to do while they are home all day? EVERYONE in the Five Boroughs that I know went to work this morning. School should be no different!!!!!March 7, 2018 9:58 pm at 9:58 pm #1484549
I don’t know of any schools that cancelled Yeshiva.March 7, 2018 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm #1484561
Do you know of any yeshivos which cancelled yeshiva?March 8, 2018 6:30 am at 6:30 am #1484631
Schools in New Jersey did as the storm dumped alot more snow thereMarch 8, 2018 8:45 am at 8:45 am #1484663
Not everyone lives in the 5 Boros. There is life elsewhere.
Schools and Yeshivos here in Southern CT cancelled. By 11AM snow was already coming down, and roads getting icy. The liability of possible school bus accidents was too great to hold classes. All schools, Yeshivos closed today, many will also be closed tomorrow,
Our town has more than 30% of homes without electric power. Many roads blocked by downed wires and fallen trees. A number of people killed by trees that fell on cars moving on the roads. State of emergency declared.
We have about 16″ of extremely heavy snow in our driveway and about a dozen 30-50′ tall trees that are down in the back woods. Fireplaces are all going in case power goes out….it is still windy.
Even if classes were held I would not have my children drive my grandchildren today or allow them to take the bus. My 11 year old grandson’s rebbi has scheduled a Skype Shiur at 9:30 today.March 8, 2018 9:28 am at 9:28 am #1484678
@ CT Lawyer I am sorry to hear that you were inconvenienced. In your situation, I agree school should have been canceled.
I live in Five towns where three of the local girls school and one boys school canceled (-that I know of). They canceled in the morning while it was still raining and snow was not predicted to fall till about 1 PM. Turns out we got one inch of snow….. Everyone who works still went into the office…..March 8, 2018 10:18 am at 10:18 am #1484689
Yeshivos aren’t babysitting services. That’s what mommies do.March 8, 2018 10:21 am at 10:21 am #1484696
Yeshivis aren’t Torah teaching services. That’s what Totties do.March 8, 2018 10:43 am at 10:43 am #1484706
Right. But most of us work and send our children to school to help us educate our children. They need to be responsible and think about what the repercussions of canceling school and yeshiva are.March 8, 2018 11:48 am at 11:48 am #1484817
“Yeshivos aren’t babysitting services. That’s what mommies do.”
As usual Joseph is out of touch with reality. The average Charedi home needs another income (i.e. Mommy) just to pay the tuition bills.
If they would to deduct from the tuition every time they need to stay home from work, due to the inconsideration from the School, they would be singing a diff song…March 8, 2018 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm #1484924March 8, 2018 2:25 pm at 2:25 pm #1485003
For the record, most of our kids were dismissed from school/Yeshiva early (in Brooklyn).
However, we dismissed the employees of our tiny business early as well, as they don’t live “next door” and we didn’t want to risk them being stuck in transit.
In fairness to the mosdos, the severity and snowfall of this storm was hard to predict by the weather forecasters so many played it safe. It’s easy to be upset in hindsight, but it could have been a nightmare for the kids to get home safely if was worse in most parts of the city.March 8, 2018 6:34 pm at 6:34 pm #1485488
As I posted earlier, not everyone lives in the 5 Boros.
Our southern CT town had anywhere form 16-20 inches of snow. Trees are down all over. 18% of homes are still without power.
No one wanted to chance children getting hurt coming home from school in near blizzard conditions. A van transporting handicapped adults was struck by a falling tree on Main Street at 3 PM Wed.
Our shul is still without power. Morning minyan was held at our home (we have sifrie torah and ample space). Three local families have moved in for the duration as they have no electricity or heat, and one can not use their well (we have city water).
No school here again Friday…it’s about safety. If your kids don’t live in walking distance of school and have sidewalks to walk on, closing was the correct thing to do.
So, they’ll go to school a couple of extra days in June, BIG DEAL, better than spending a few days in a hospital after a school bus accident on an icy, snowy road.March 8, 2018 9:38 pm at 9:38 pm #1485562
Why do you assume schools are closed? Because the administrators want a day off?! It is so easy for people that do not have the responsibility of the children’s LIVES on their hands to pass judgement. I’m sorry you find it”ridiculous” that the powers that be prioritize the responsibility for the safety of over a thousand students to worrying about your inconvenience. Disagree with the decision and think it was safe. I could respect that. But don’t be upset because of your inconvenience.
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