TechCrunch – 2 days ago – In December, NY schools closed down in what was supposed to be a temporary measure, but some residents are still concerned about their futures.
Newsweek’s Katie DePaola visited a school district in Brooklyn, and was met with “chaos and chaos” in the halls of the school, but she did not report on the closure to the local media.
She says she was told that the closure would be permanent, and that her story would be covered by local media outlets.
DePaola reports that she spoke with a school principal who said that the schools would close for good this month.
DePaole says that the principal told her that the school was under a “national emergency” and that there was a “need to make sure students and teachers were protected.”
The principal added that the district was taking steps to address the emergency.
The district has not yet confirmed DePaols claims, but DePaolas claims that the administration “has not given any information” about the school closure.
She also reports that her mother, who is a school resource officer, said she was given a list of the remaining schools and that she had been told that “there was no way to close them.”
DePaolos story is one that we have heard before from many other parents who have been forced to close their schools.
It is not surprising, however, to learn that the closures are taking place after the New York state legislature passed legislation last year that allowed districts to close schools for a “reasonable period of time” after school closure, in order to help fund school districts that are struggling.
De Paolos parents are not the only ones concerned about the situation.
In New York, more than two dozen communities across the state are reporting problems with schools closing.
In one case, a New York woman filed a lawsuit against the state, saying that her daughter was unable to go to school after a teacher at the school had her arrested for disorderly conduct.
In a statement, New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo says that he will be reviewing the closure notices issued to school districts across the country and is “concerned” by what he calls “distressingly similar” closures that are occurring across the city.
We have reached out to the New Jersey Department of Education to ask them to investigate whether or not the state has taken steps to prevent similar closures in the state.
De Laet’s family was one of the families who filed the lawsuit against New York.
She tells Newsweek that she and her husband “lost everything” and “needed a safe place to live.”
She says that she is “so angry that this happened, I’m not sure why, and I feel that we don’t have any recourse.”