Bloomberg to Decide at 5 A.M. Whether Schools Will Open


bloombergIt’s a waiting game to find out if New York City children will go to school Wednesday.¬†And some parents are angry saying Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s late call will leave them scrambling for child care.

We’re expecting a snowy mess when we wake up Wednesday morning, but students and teachers might just get a snow day. The problem is they’ll have to wait until 5 a.m. to figure it out. That’s a problem for many parents, especially because the mayor has already declared a weather emergency.

Mayor Bloomberg and Education Chancellor Cathie Black will compare notes and make a final decision. Many parents are begging for more of a heads up.

“By this evening, at least by 8 o’clock this evening. Let us know something, so we can prepare for tomorrow,” one Upper West Side parent said.

When asked what she is going to do if she has to work and the kids are home, one parent from Brooklyn said, “I really don’t know. I’m stuck, just like the last time.”