The Criteria Schools Use To Make Weather-Related ClosingsDozens of schools across Minnesota are delaying or cancelling classes Thursday due to the arctic blast -- but every district has a different method for making the decision to cancel classes.
Parents Scramble To Make Arrangements During School ClosingsNo school means the kids are now at home and families are trying to make last-minute changes. Some parents can work from home, but others have to make arrangements.
Gov. Walz Will Not Close Schools Statewide Amid Frigid TemperaturesAfter speculation that Gov. Tim Walz could close schools statewide in anticipation for this week's record cold, he has released a statement leaving the decision up to independent school district officials.
Extremely Icy Conditions In Central/Northern MN Result In Crashes, School ClosingsExtremely icy conditions in the northern region of Minnesota has resulted in numerous crashes and many school closings Monday morning.
Schools Canceled In Twin Cities For MondayThe Minneapolis, St. Paul and Anoka-Hennepin school districts are among those canceling classes as plows continue to clear more than a foot of snow from a record-breaking winter storm.
Minn. Schools Get Out Ahead Of Snowstorm, Cancel ClassesSchool districts from the Twin Cities to St. Cloud are canceling classes in anticipation for a winter storm that could bring up to a foot of snow to the region.
Community Meeting To Be Held To Address Potential Stillwater School ClosingsA community meeting being held Thursday night to address the potential closing of three elementary schools in Stillwater is expected to get heated. The Stillwater Area School District introduced a proposal that would close three elementary schools, Marine, Withrow and Oak Park, beginning in 2017.
Blizzard Conditions Close Southern Minnesota HighwaysWhile temperatures climbed above zero in Minnesota on Thursday, schools across the state were still canceling classes as strong winds threaten blowing snow and dangerous driving conditions.
Dangerously Cold Temperatures Close SchoolsHundreds of schools across Minnesota called off classes on Wednesday because of the dangerously cold temperatures. Minneapolis Public Schools are among those deciding to close Wednesday.
Mpls. Schools Cancel Classes Ahead Of Wednesday's ColdAhead of Wednesday's forecasted cold, schools across Minnesota are telling students and parents that classes will be delayed or canceled. Minneapolis Public Schools announced Tuesday that classes and activities are canceled Wednesday.
Storm Closing Schools, Messing With CommuteSome school districts in Minnesota are canceling classes as the first major winter storm of the season arrives. St. Cloud Area Schools, Albany, Sauk Rapids-Rice and Sartell are among those closed Monday because of the storm that could deposit more than a foot of snow in some area.
St. Paul Schools Create Winter Cancellation PolicySt. Paul public schools have announced a plan for cancelling classes during extreme winter temperatures. The St. Paul School District said Wednesday that classes will be called off if the National Weather Service forecast at 6 a.m. predicts an air temperature below minus 25 or a wind chill of 40 below zero.
Schools Cancel Classes Monday Due To Extreme ColdAnoka-Hennepin School District has announced they will cancel classes for Monday, joining a number of other schools making the same decision.
Esme’s Blog: A Note to School AdministratorsTo school administrators: I get it, your job is hard. But being a mom, dad or guardian of a child is too. I get that when the high is -10, schools should be closed. What I don't get is why these calls are not made sooner so that parents can make plans, not only for their children but for their own work schedules.
Forecast Cold Already Leading To School Closures Snow forecast for this weekend and extreme cold expected early next week have led Rochester, Austin and Winona public schools to cancel classes for Monday, and other Minnesota school districts are thinking about it.