From the NY Post:
Eighteen schools must be monitored by city officials to see whether they should be closed due to the new swine-flu outbreak, teachers-union officials said yesterday.
All the schools had unusually high rates of absenteeism last week that might be linked to the illness, said Ron Davis, a spokesman for the United Federation of Teachers.
But Davis refused to name the schools, saying it would create a panic. When asked if not listing the schools would set off even bigger alarm bells by keeping parents in the dark, Davis responded, "We don't view it that way."
Closing schools "is not our call," he added. "That's up to the Department of Education and the Department of Health to make that call."
Health officials said they would check on all of the schools. As of yesterday, there were no additional closures.