I would like to discuss an issue which I feel it is not the right thing. Two days ago, there was a major snowstorm that hit our area, and there were some menahelim in Brooklyn who did the right thing and cancelled school, but there were some menahelim who did not do the right thing and did not cancel school. It was a regular day. To those menahelim who did not close school, I must say that you did a major injustice to all the kids as well as the rebbeim and teachers. I have a few questions to ask:
1) Why was there school today when you are putting their life in danger by going on these buses in 8 inches of snow?
2) Why do you think that just because you have private buses you can have school on such a day when about 80% of schools in Brooklyn, especially in Flatbush, did not have school, as well as the New York City public school system which was also closed today?
Even though you might tell me that schools in Flatbush do not have private buses but in Boro Park there are private buses, that is still not an excuse.
3) As a teacher in a school in Boro Park I feel that sometimes schools especially in Boro Park hardly ever give vacation or snow days. So why can’t you give a child on such a day like today a chance to relax and be a kid for a day by letting them play in the snow?
It was mind boggling to me that schools across New York City were closed today while some schools had to be different and have school . Please give me an answer to this. Hopefully in the future, when there is a storm like today, you will do the right thing and cancel school. You don’t need to put kids, rebbeim, and teachers in danger.