Keep NYC public schools CLOSED on January 5th, 2018!

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Keep NYC public schools CLOSED on January 5th, 2018!

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Jessica Arnold started this petition to Mayor of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and

NYC, and much of the east coast, is in the middle of intense winter weather. Today, January 4th, NYC public schools were closed. It has been announced that tomorrow, January 5th, NYC public schools will be OPEN. Tomorrow's weather is gearing-up to be much worse than today; the snow accumulation is likely to stop by tomorrow, but the temperature will be near 0 degrees, with a windchill of down to -25 degrees, the winds will be intense, the snow will be densely-packed and deep, and there will be massive ice build-up.

By keeping NYC public schools open tomorrow, there is a huge risk to the safety and health of students, teachers, administrators, office staff, crossing guards, babysitters, guardians... Walking/driving to/from school will be DANGEROUS tomorrow, and while I - as a teacher - value education very highly, I value the safety of my students, their families, and my co-workers even more.

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