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Bronx working mom talks confusion, frustration as NYC schools close again

Posted at 8:26 AM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 08:26:16-05

NEW YORK CITY — After Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that New York City public schools would shutdown again, a Bronx working mother shared her story with the PIX11 Morning News

The news came as the city reached the 3% positivity rate threshold, a metric many have been critical of for closing schools.

With parents notified only the day before, many are struggling to come up with a plan for their children as they switch to all-remote instruction.

Sheila Lovaglio has three children who all will now be learning from home. Her two middle-school students were in in blended learning and her eldest daughter, a junior at Hofstra University, was just picked up from her dorm Wednesday night when classes were ended early.

Lovaglio works 16-hour days outside the home as a store manager and her husband works overnight. Right now, they're both feeling the stress as they figure out a system as all their kids are back home.

The mom also shared how she's noticed a concerning change in her young children since returning to school in September.