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Dayton: Tuesday School Closings up to Districts

Updated: 01/06/2014 1:52 PM
Created: 01/06/2014 10:18 AM KAALtv.com

ABC 6 News Closings Page: http://www.kaaltv.com/article/10177/

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Following a mandatory closing at the order of Governor Mark Dayton Monday, districts learned that any decision to close on Tuesday will be up to them.

Education commissioner Brenda Cassellius released the following letter to district superintendents:

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

Photo credit: MGN


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