Public School Closures and Delays

New York City public schools are open on a regular schedule, regardless of the weather, unless there is a specific announcement that they are not.

If there are going to be closings or delays, the Department of Education (DOE) will make an announcement as early as possible before 5 AM on the affected day. DOE will notify news media outlets and make announcements on their website and social media.

You can get school status on:

Yellow school bus service may also be delayed or suspended due to inclement weather or road conditions. If schools are open, yellow school buses should be operating. You can get the status of school buses from the Office of Pupil Transportation.

If schools remain open during severe weather or Citywide emergencies, parents should use their discretion when deciding whether to allow their children to attend school.

The City does not have information about charter school or private school closures. Contact the school directly for assistance.