St. Louis Park Cancels School Tuesday

St. Louis Park school district decided to cancel classes around 1 p.m. Monday due to "dangerously cold temperatures."

School districts can decide whether to remain closed Tuesday in Minnesota.
School districts can decide whether to remain closed Tuesday in Minnesota.
All St. Louis Park public schools will stay closed Tuesday due to the serious cold snap hitting the state.

The district's schools—along with the Central Community Center and the Lenox Community Center—will be open for after school/evening activities and high school athletics, but senior programming has been canceled. 

On Friday, Gov. Mark Dayton ordered that public schools be closed statewide Monday. The Minnesota Department of Education officially announced Monday morning that all school districts would be able to decide whether to remain closed on Tuesday.

Forecasters predict Tuesday’s high will be -1 degrees Fahrenheit, with wind chill values as low as -35 degrees. 

The following is the message Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius shared with school districts:

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 

Mike B. January 07, 2014 at 03:25 PM
Tuesday is a fine day! More waste by the school district in cancelling classes. I am guessing the teachers are late coming back from their winter vacations down South.


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