Department of Education To Cancel Snow Days For NYC Schools

New York City schools will no longer have snow days due to remote learning. 

David C. Banks, chancellor of New York City’s Department of Education said that students are expected to attend classes virtually when severe storms come to the area. “So, sorry kids- no more snow days, but it’s going to be good for you,” Banks said. 

He continued, “With the new technology that we have,–  that’s one of the good things that came out of COVID– if a snow day comes around, we want to make sure that our kids continue to learn.”  

Before the COVID-19 pandemic introduced the world to remote learning, snow days would allow students to have a day or a few days off from school. However, it has been reported that snow days have not been in effect since 2020. 

Social media users did not agree with Banks’ statement and voice their thoughts on it. See what they had to say below.

New York requires that students should attend school for 180 days out of the year. How do you feel about the DOE making this decision for the schools and students?