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State Puts Tuesday School Decision in STMA, Local Districts' Hands

Temperatures were expected to climb back above zero Tuesday, but should still be in double-digits below that mark around the time school starts, according to the National Weather Service.

Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius has informed district superintendents and charter school directors that the decision about school cancellations for Tuesday is up to individual school districts. 

School superintendents are monitoring temperatures and local conditions closely, and are prepared to communicate with families so they can plan accordingly.

Patch will update with any announcements about school cancellation or postponement (aka "late start"). 

The message shared with districts follows:

Dear Superintendents and Charter School Directors,

Tomorrow morning’s temperatures are forecasted to be in the double digits below zero again, with continued windchill advisories for the entire state until afternoon.

Governor Dayton is leaving the decision about school cancellations for Tuesday to individual school districts. We believe school superintendents are monitoring the temperatures closely and are prepared to communicate with families so they can plan accordingly. 

We encourage you, as always, to be mindful about the dangers of even brief exposure to these dangerously low temperatures as you make your decisions.

I am grateful for your efforts on behalf of Minnesota children, not only during this challenging week, but every day.

Brenda Cassellius


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