From classroom trends to school board decisions, Class Act will keep you updated on all the school issues followed by the Star Tribune’s education reporters. Contributors include Steve Brandt, who covers Minneapolis; Kim McGuire, who covers the west metro; Erin Adler, who covers the south metro; Anthony Lonetree and Libor Jany, who cover St. Paul and the east metro, and Paul Levy and Shannon Prather, who cover the north metro.

Mounds View Schools adds one day to end of school year

Posted by: Shannon Prather Updated: March 13, 2014 - 8:33 AM

Summer vacation will be one day shorter for Mounds View Schools students.


The Mounds View School Board tacked on a class day Friday, June 6 to make up for the February 21 snow day. There have been an unprecedented six weather-related school cancellations this year.

School officials had hoped to avoid nibbling into summer vacation but ran out of options. Other makeup days include February 17, April 4 and May 23.

“The school board acknowledged the potential disruption associated with changing the last day of the school year for families that may have already scheduled vacations or travel plans. In response, families are reminded to follow their schools’ standard procedures for reporting any absences that might occur on that day,” according to a statement issued to parents.

Mounds View Schools, in northern Ramsey County, had to add the make-up day to meet the state’s requirement for days and hours of instruction provided.

Faced with a similar dilemma, St. Paul Schools also added one day to the end of the year. Their last day of school will be Monday, June 9.

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