We were preparing to find out how many of our staff will not be able to come back to work tomorrow, due to possible flood damage to their homes and cars.
We have now received this advice: in the face of a weather forecast for heavy rain on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, the Secretary of Education directed all schools in Auckland to shut down for one week, until February 7. Details in the NZ Herald. Maybe this decision was made ‘out of an abundance of caution’.
Measures like this have historically resulted in as many as half our staff being unable to attend work. We will update you later in the week, but you can expect processing times to get worse before they get better.