Boston Public School students get their second day off in less than a week.
Ad a press conference this morning, Mayor Wu said it was not just the temperatures themselves but related Covid-19 factors: With staffing shortages, for example, among school-bus drivers, combined with schools forced to keep windows open to ensure adequate ventilation, officials decided they did not want to risk any students getting literally left out in the cold.
Wu said this would be BPS's second "snow" day of the five the system has baked into its schedule.
She added that although the Baker administration is refusing to let schools return to remote learning, she said that individual BPS schools have begun planning on going to remote learning, even if it means getting penalized at the end of the year, if staffing drops even lower.
She said that today, BPS reported a total of 1,202 staff absences, although not all due to Covid-19.