Mayor Walsh isn’t sorry he canceled school Monday

Mayor Marty Walsh, pictures here at his State of the City address in January, announced a Children’s Savings Account program Wednesday.
–Barry Chin/The Boston Globe

After Boston officials preemptively canceled school on the second day of spring—only to see a couple of inches fall on the city, then quickly melt—Mayor Marty Walsh said he doesn’t regret the decision to make Monday a snow day, The Boston Globe reported.

“I’m not apologizing,’’ Walsh told the Globe. “The forecast said it was going to be 4 to 8 inches [of snow], the heaviest in the morning commute. And I’m always going to take kids’ safety first, above and beyond anything.”

While forecasts fluctuated in days leading up to the storm, some parents feel city officials overreacted, leading to a snow day that inconvenienced families as they searched to find childcare or interrupted their work schedules to stay home.

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Many parents and others took to social media to voice their thoughts on the decision.

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