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N.y.c. School Chief Says All Schools Will Remain Open During Passover

New York City school Chancellor Nathan Quinones said Wednesday that all public schools will remain open on Passover and warned the six community school boards which voted to close their schools April 24-25, the first two days of the holiday, that they would be superseded or face suspension if they defy this order.

Five of the local school boards are in Queens and one is in Manhattan. They decided to close their district elementary and intermediate schools because many teachers will be absent and the children will be improperly supervised.