Scores of school closings on Long Island leave parents in a jam

Working parents across Long Island had to make adjustments to their schedules Friday as many schools shut down based on the threat of snow accumulations that never materialized.

Even though most areas did not receive too much snow, school officials must decide whether or not to stay open before 6 a.m. Jericho Superintendent Hank Grishman said he made his decision to close based on the snowy forecast that had the hardest part of the storm hitting while students were being picked up.

Some parents agreed with the better safe than sorry logic, while others expressed aggravation at having to adjust their schedules as rain fell and the sun eventually came out.

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