NEW YORK - Snow days in New York City are a thing of the past, according to the schools chancellor.
Bad weather will not cancel learning. Instead, New York City students will have to shift to remote learning, Chancellor David Banks confirmed to Good Day New York.
On "Snow days" or days when school buildings are closed due to an emergency, all students and families should plan on participating in remote learning.
The first day of classes for New York City Public Schools is Sept. 8, 2022. The first days that schools are scheduled to be closed are Sept. 26-27 for the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah.
By state law, students must attend class 180 out of 365 days. By switching to remote learning on bad weather days, it makes it easier for schools to meet the mandate.
Not everyone is happy about the loss of snow days.
NYC removing snow days is the most foul thing (you) can do with the advancement of technology," one person posted on Twitter.
Another user tweeted: "NYC cancelling snow days is a sin."
Another Twitter user wrote: "Typical of NYC. I used to pray for snow days."