Jul 30, 2014

Will Eagan Area Schools Take Tuesday Off Too?

MN Education Commissioner says Gov. Dayton will likely leave the decision about canceling classes on Tuesday to local superintendents, unless the already extreme weather outlook changes 'drastically.'

Will Eagan Area Schools Take Tuesday Off Too?
Originally written by Chris Steller

It will be up to local school superintendents to decide whether to cancel classes on Tuesday. 

That's the word from Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius, speaking to reporters shortly after Gov. Mark Dayton announced a  statewide school closure on Monday

"Currently we believe school districts can make that decision" about closing classes on Tuesday as well, she said. State officials will continue to monitor the weather, she said, but unless "something drastic changes" will leave the decision about Tuesday to local districts.

The  windchill warning that prompted the move will extend through Tuesday morning. However,  Monday morning will be colder than Tuesday morning. Cassellius also emphasized one factor in the choice to cancel classes on Monday was that many districts will be coming off of winter break. 

Eagan area public school districts have called off all activities, before and after school programs and community education programs Monday but have not yet announced plans for Tuesday. Area districts include Districts  191196 and  197.


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