|A small child waits for a bus next to a tall sign. MK Metz|
But many of the city’s 1.1 million public school kids depend on school for stability and a hot meal, the Mayor said.
- About 75 percent of all New York City public school students (roughly 800,000 kids) qualified for free or reduced price lunch last year because their family income was so low.
- School attendence on Thursday was 45 percent.
Maybe it was stupid to keep schools open, but it could also be true that for many of those who did attend, having a safe place and hot lunch was pretty important.
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