Schools in the state of New York have closed as the school year begins in earnest, with some schools closing altogether, and others opening on Monday.
The closure of NewYork City’s two schools was the largest in the country, and many more schools across the state are being closed, with many students moving to other states, including New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
The New York City schools that were closed include Harlem and Columbia, and the school system’s website lists three remaining charter schools open for enrollment.
In the state’s Central New York district, which includes Harlem and its surrounding areas, the city announced on its website that the school district is “currently seeking to reopen as soon as possible.”
Meanwhile, the Charlotte-Mecklenberg School District in North Charlotte announced that all of its schools were closed, and that students would be allowed to return to their classrooms Tuesday morning.
“We have made decisions that are based on our resources and our ability to maintain our district,” Charlotte School Superintendent Mike Cavanaugh said.
Cavanaugh also told The Associated Press that some schools are not being closed entirely, but that the district was going to have to make “some difficult decisions” to make those decisions.
The Charlotte-MEcklenburys schools were among the most heavily impacted by Hurricane Sandy, which made a major impact on the region.