St. Paul Public Schools
Thousands of school kids across the state got to stay home again Thursday because of the extreme cold. This is the third day this month, the sub-zero temperatures have kept students out of class and that’s very unusual for Minnesota school districts.
Frigid arctic air and brutal wind chills forecasted for Thursday have forced public schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul to cancel classes.
Minnesota’s largest school districts aren’t taking any chances with this bone-chilling cold. Anoka-Hennepin, Minneapolis, and St. Paul Public Schools will all be closed again Tuesday. The superintendents say it’s just too cold for students to wait for buses or walk to school.
Governor Mark Dayton closed every Minnesota school Monday because of the weather, but he’s allowing school districts to make their own decisions on Tuesday. State officials say the governor called off schools because the dangerous cold came while districts were not completely prepared after coming off of a two-week holiday. Many local districts are opting to close for a second day, including Anoka-Hennepin, Minneapolis and St. Paul.
School is out for summer. For most kids that’s great news for them, but for parents it can be a bit of a struggle to keep them busy over the summer. The Central Library in St. Paul has a new campaign to help keep kids involved during the summer.
Now that we are into the month of June, schools are starting to close for the summer.
Tuesday is the last day of class in Minneapolis, and St. Paul public schools get out on Friday.
Beginning Tuesday, June 12, St. Paul Public Schools will provide free meals at 75 locations.
Thousands of kids across the Twin Cities got new books thanks to Target.
Last week I had the chance to tour the St. Paul Public Schools District Facility and meet with some members of the Nutrition Services Department to get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of school lunches.
St. Paul Public Schools are planning some big changes including closings some schools, changing junior highs to middle schools and ending most citywide transportation in a money-saving plan released Tuesday.