St. Paul Schools
Days ahead of a vote that could lead to a strike, hundreds of teachers and supporters rallied in St. Paul at a school board meeting on Tuesday night. St. Paul teachers have announced they will hold a strike vote on Feb. 24. If teachers authorize a strike, teachers would have to wait 10 days before walking off the job.
In response to a strike vote scheduled, St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent Valerie Silva announced plans to cancel classes and lay off 2,500 nonunion workers if teachers walk off the job.
The first day of school is always hectic for students, but it became hectic in St. Paul for parents, too. Dozens of bus routes were 20 minutes late or more in the morning and then again later in the afternoon.
Metro students returning to school today found some new healthier options in the cafeteria. New federal guidelines kicked in on Tuesday, which means smaller portions and more fruits and vegetables.