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Classes Resume in Mexico City as Weather Improves

Over 2 million students will return to school in the capital as some states await further notice
By The News · 10 of March 2016 20:48:49
Nun771o_Primaria_AFM-4-3, CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, 01MARZO2016.- Aurelio Nuño, secretario de Educación Pública federal, visitó la escuela primaria Asociación de Ferreteros de México, en la delegación Álvaro Obregón. FOTO: ISAAC ESQUIVEL /CUARTOSCURO.COM, No available

Classes will resume this Friday in preschools, and primary and secondary schools both public and private, as well as high schools of Mexico City, confirmed Public Education Secretary Aurelio Nuño.

The secretary first announced the news on twitter to expecting Mexico City students.

According to state education authorities, schools will also reopen in the State of Mexico, Zacatecas and Querétaro, due to an improvement in weather conditions.

Classes will remain suspended in Hidalgo and Tlaxcala, as well as certain municipalities of Guanajuato and Oaxaca.

Some municipalities of the states of Puebla, Veracruz, Jalisco and Durango are awaiting weather reports and guidelines from state Civil Protection Departments to determine if they will suspend classes or not.

During a press conference Nuño Mayer underlined that all schools closed on Thursday will have to make up for the missed classes, in the each state authority sees fit.

He specified that the cancelation of classes had nothing to do with influenza cases in schools and assured that sanitary filters would continue to detect sick students and send them home.

Students on Mexico City arrived to find closed schools after not learning of the suspension due to weather. Photo: Cuartoscuro/Armando Monroy.

Students on Mexico City arrived to find closed schools after not learning of the suspension due to weather. Photo: Cuartoscuro/Armando Monroy.

In Mexico City 1 million 842,000 students in 9,800 schools will return to school, from preschools, primary and secondary schools, while high schools will se 534,732 students back to classes.

The suspension will be maintained in 43 municipalities in Mixteca, Cañada and Sierra Norte regions of Oaxaca, as well as 17 municipalities of northern Guanajuato.

In some states authorities maintained a policy of tolerance, leaving parents with the choice of allowing their children to attend school or not.

The Public Education Secretariat recommended that the population keep track of further notices from state education authorities.

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