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.
Northfield Public Schools will not hold any classes or activities Monday, however, the district has not made a decision on Tuesday. According to the district's website, that decision will not be made until Monday:
"The District is aware that forecasters are predicting continued cold weather on Tuesday, January 7th. The District will be monitoring the situation."
Other related articles:
- Gov. Dayton Orders Public Schools Closed Monday Due to Cold
- Northfield Youth Choirs Cancels Monday Activities Due to Cold
- Northfield Public Schools' Statement on Monday Closure
- Winter Safety Tips from the Department of Public Safety;
- Governor's announcement about cancellation of classes on Monday;
- State law on governor's power to close schools.
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