The Hudson City School District will not be participating in the snow day pilot program announced by the NYS Education Department earlier this school year. The state’s one-year snow day pilot program allows districts the option of pivoting to remote instruction on what would otherwise be a day of school closure due to weather conditions.
HCSD’s decision to not participate in the snow day pilot is primarily based on the history of power outages within the district following winter weather events. The ability of students and local faculty to participate in remote instruction may be limited due to storm-related power outages. There are also many elementary students who do not bring home learning devices daily and would not be able to participate in remote instruction on an unexpected snow day. Additionally, keeping traditional snow days will help provide some sense of normalcy for students this winter.
As in typical years, if Hudson needs to close due to winter weather there will be no K-12 classes (in person or remote).