Students in St. Paul will have a slightly longer school year thanks to weather cancellations this winter. St. Paul Public Schools' academic year was supposed to end Friday, June 6. Now students will stay in school until Monday, June 9.
Around the state
Districts around the state have taken different approaches to making up school days lost because of weather cancellations. Some added class time on days set aside for teacher development. Several districts were open on Presidents Day, a traditional day off for students. Rural districts with four-day weeks have added the occasional fifth day.
Minneapolis Public Schools have added Friday, March 28, as a make-up day. The district is also holding some classes during its spring break — which lasts from March 31 through April 4 — to prepare struggling students for their Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment tests.
Minnesota school officials often shy away from adding make-up days at the end of the school calendar, preferring to add time earlier in the year before students take assessment tests.