Minnesota school closings a district decision for Tuesday 1/7 - KMSP-TV

Minnesota school closings a district decision for Tuesday, Jan. 7

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Gov. Mark Dayton ordered all K-12 public schools in Minnesota closed on Monday due to extreme cold, but the governor will leave Tuesday's decision to the individual districts.


Minneapolis Public Schools will remain closed Tuesday, Jan. 7. The closure affects all MPS schools, program and activities, including community education and Minneapolis Kids.

Superintendent Valeria Silva announced St. Paul Public Schools will also remain closed Tuesday. The closure also affects after-school programs, community education classes and meetings scheduled at school district buildings.

The Anoka-Hennepin School District -- the state's largest -- also announced a continued closure Tuesday, but confirmed school will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 8.


View an updated list of school closings at http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/category/237028/school-closings

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"We believe school superintendents are monitoring the temperatures closely and are prepared to communicate with families so they can plan accordingly," Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius said in a notice to districts. "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."

Twin Cities temperatures will be in the -20s again Tuesday morning, with a high temperature of just -2 and wind chills of -15. Get the 7-day forecast at myfox9.com/weather

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