School closings

Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are at odds over whether public schools should be shuttered for the rest of the academic year to curb the coronavirus.

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The New York State United Teachers union is calling on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to waive federal state testing requirements this year as schools continue to close in response to the coronavirus pandemic.


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Erie and Niagara Counties have declared states of emergency over growing coronavirus concerns. As a result, all schools across the counties will be closed for the near future. What will be the ripple effect?


School Closings: Feb. 28, 2020

Feb 28, 2020

There are a number of school districts and government offices closed due to weather Friday:

School Closings: Feb. 27, 2020

Feb 27, 2020

A blast of winter is making its way through Western New York and has closed most school districts. Here is the list:

School Closings: Feb. 7, 2020

Feb 7, 2020

Many school districts are closed Friday, including Buffalo Public Schools. Some are closed because of weather, others because of widespread flu. Here is the latest list. It will be updated as necessary.

School Closings: Nov. 12, 2019

Nov 12, 2019

A Winter Storm Warning for Western New York has expired, but snow continues to fall, many roads are snow-covered ans slick and some area schools are closed for the day.

School Closings: Feb. 1, 2019

Feb 1, 2019

Although the snow and winds have subsided, Western New York is still dealing with the fallout from the Blizzard of '19. The Travel Advisory has been lifted for Erie County. Routes 400 and 219 are now open. The tractor trailer ban on the 90, 190 and 290 has been lifted. Still, many school districts remain closed:

School and other closings for Jan. 31, 2019

Jan 29, 2019
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There are numerous closings around Western New York due to the severe weather. Closing are for Wednesday and Thursday as noted.

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Lake-effect snow moved through Erie County late Tuesday and early Wednesday morning as extreme weather converged on Western New York.

School Closings: Jan. 22, 2019

Jan 22, 2019
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Many schools are closed Tuesday. We will update the list throughout the morning, as necessary:

School Closings: Wed. 11/28/18

Nov 28, 2018
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A travel advisory has been issued for Cattaraugus County. Officials are advising no unecessary travel. Seneca Nation government is closed. All state and county courts in Chautauqua County are closed for the day and non-essential county employees are not required to report to work. The public should call county offices before planning to conduct business today. In Erie County, the Collins Public Library is closed and many area schools closings have been announced, as well:

School closings for Nov. 15, 2018

Nov 15, 2018
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The following Western New York school districts have canceled afternoon and evening activities due to wintry weather on Nov. 15, 2018.

School Closings: Feb. 7, 2018

Feb 7, 2018

School closings are being reported, as a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Allegany, Cattauraugus and Wyoming counties and a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Orleans and Genesee counties Wednesday morning until 4 a.m. Thursday:

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The Buffalo Public School finances are bleak and drastic measures are being taken to deal with academic troubles.

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Buffalo Public School students were on their way to the bus stops Wednesday morning when schools superintendent Pamela Brown canceled most classes.  With snow days running out, Brown says she  wanted to wait until the last possible minute to make the decision.

Catholic school closures blindside some families

Jan 16, 2014
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Ten Catholic elementary schools will close at the end of the school year, the Diocese of Buffalo announced Wednesday. The news that their school was on the list caught many families off guard.