Monday, March 2, 2009

I was almost out the door when...

My boyfriend yelled from the bedroom "wait, you might not have school." "What?" I asked. I had watched the news and listened to 1010 WINS, all of which said that New York City Public Schools are OPEN. I had gotten dressed, straightened my hair, packed my breakfast, lunch, and a snack, and was putting on my boots. So we sat listening again to 1010 WINS and they said OPEN again, but the CBS 2 website said CLOSED. Hmmmm. Tried calling 311. The message said OPEN. It took me about 10 minutes and several phone calls to colleagues who also got mixed messages to confirm the good news. The schools were indeed closed. While I am grateful, you'd think they could announce before 6AM. It is the largest school district in the area. I know a lot of my colleagues were probably already on trains or on the road when the announcement was made and parents need to find childcare. It wasn't a freak storm they didn't see coming. This storm had already left a trail of destruction all along the eastern coast and had been going on since midnight. Just a future suggestion. I'm still happy!

2 comments:

Teacher said...

i wasn't even out of bed for work yet... was going to try to push my luck on getting to work on time on a dreaded monday of snow. luckily someone else saw the chancellor announcing closed schools on the news which was confirmation enough for me to crawl back into bed! hope you had a wonderful day off!

Ready2Retire said...

Me too. Stayed in bed. I was determined to stay home regardless of whether they were open or not. Let Bloomie get up and go trudging through the snow/commute the way we do.