Will Richfield 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.'

Severely cold weather will hit Minnesota at the beginning of next week.
Severely cold weather will hit Minnesota at the beginning of next week.
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. 

Richfield Public Schools will not hold any classes or activities on Monday, however, a decision about Tuesday has not been announced.

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Caitlin Burgess January 06, 2014 at 12:54 PM
And Richfield cheers! http://richfield.patch.com/groups/schools/p/richfield-public-schools-to-remain-closed-tuesday


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