NEW YORK — The rite of passage for school-aged kids has come to an end.
Snow days are no more for students in the New York City Department of Education system, WPIX reported.
If a storm blankets the area, instead of getting a free day to play in the snow, students will transition from in-class learning to a virtual school day.
Remote learning will also be used in the case of a COVID-19 outbreak or other emergencies, CNN reported earlier this year.
The decision was made so the district could adhere to state laws requiring 180 in-session school days, CNN reported in May.
Students will also be in a virtual, asynchronous instructional day for Election Day on Nov. 2 this year. Teachers will have a professional development day at the same time, WPIX reported.
There are 1.1 million public school students in New York City, WPIX reported.
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