Many students across Minnesota woke up Friday morning to find out they had yet another day off from school. Champlin Park junior Andrei Gill spent more time than he wanted scraping the ice from his windshield. “Just wow. Couldn’t even open my car door to get in,” Gill said.
In his twelve years as superintendent at Minnetonka Public Schools, Dr. Dennis Peterson has called off school three, maybe four times. Each time it was for snow, not cold.
Schoolchildren in Minnesota and Wisconsin got a rare May snow day Thursday as a storm dropped up to 16 inches of sticky snow across a beleaguered region that was just starting to enjoy spring.
Many metro school districts, and even many more rural ones, called off school for the day.
It wasn’t so much the amount of snow covering metro roadways Friday morning – but the timing of it. The storm that moved across Minnesota overnight spared the metro from the heaviest amounts.
Thousands of kids up in the north Twin Cities metro got to enjoy a “Snow Day” on Wednesday, and they had lots of wet snow to play in.
The superintendent of St. Paul’s public schools says she intends to make up this week’s two snow days, but Minneapolis officials aren’t sure what they’ll do.