In many schools, there were over 50% absences of students and staff and little learning was done. But then again it isn't about learning it's about babysitting and feeding the students. Learning is secondary to supervising the students. Maybe the school staff should be required to take a "babysitting course" that the various libraries give as a Professional Development requirement since on days like this we are simply babysitters.
It appears not to matter who the Mayor and Chancellor is, When it comes to protecting the children in hazardous weather conditions, its more important to open the schools and babysitting them then keeping them safe.