28 Oct 2012 11:01 AM EST
- by Sarah Jordan, Contributing Writer
Although New York City's public schools are still open, some area schools are already closing in advance of Hurricane Sandy.
The city's transit systems will be shut down at 7 PM tonight, bringing about a strong likelihood that NYC public schools will close for Hurricane Sandy.
Below is a list of schools which have already closed:
Bergen Ctr. For Child Development CLOSED
Bradley Beach Elementary CLOSED
Colts Neck Schools CLOSED
Deal School District CLOSED
Dover School District CANCELED
Henry Hudson Regional School CLOSED
Marlboro Township Public Schools CANCELED
Monmouth University CANCELED
Spring Lakes Heights School Dist. CLOSED
St. Anthony HS Jersey City HIGH SCHOOL CLOSED
St. Dominic School CLOSED
Mayor Bloomberg has historically been very hesitant to close down city schools due to the hardship that it presents to parents and, by extension, to local businesses. In the winter of 2010, however, Bloomberg was heavily criticized for failing to close schools on the day after the Dec. 26 snowstorm that paralyzed the city while street-cleaning crews were left strandred.
AllMediaNY will keep you posted on any further developments.
UPDATE: Mayor Bloomberg announced on Sunday morning that all NYC public schools will be closed on Monday, October 29, 2012.