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 Alejandra Matos, 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 Shannon Prather, who cover the north metro.

Minneapolis to close many schools because of heat

Posted by: Pamela Miller Updated: August 28, 2013 - 4:51 PM

It's too hot for school.

Minneapolis Public Schools announced Wednesday afternoon that it has canceled classes at 26 school programs in buildings lacking air conditioning on Thursday and Friday. Classes at those sites will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 3, after the Labor Day holiday. Students will not need to make up the canceled days.

All other sites will remain open as usual, the district said

Sites that will close include:

Anthony, Anwatin, Armatage, Bancroft, Broadway at Longfellow, Bryn Mawr, Dowling, Edison, Field, Hall, Henry, Heritage Academy, Hiawatha, Jefferson, Kenny, Kenwood, Lake Harriet Upper, Lake Harriet Lower, Loring, Northrop, Pratt, Roosevelt, Sanford, Sheridan, Southwest, Tatanka Academy, Wellstone.

Minneapolis Kids child care programs at Armatage, Bancroft, Dowling, Field, Kenny, Northrop and Pratt will also be closed.

Athletic events at the those schools may or may not continue at the discretion of the school athletic director. Parents should contact their school athletic director with any questions, the district said

School sites that WILL remain open include:

Adult Education (North and South campuses), Andersen, Barton, Bethune, Burroughs, Emerson, Folwell, Green Central, Hale, Harrison, Hmong International Academy, Howe, Jenny Lind, Pierre Bottineau, Keewaydin, Lucy Laney, Lyndale, Marcy, Mona Moede/North Star, Nellie Stone Johnson, Northeast, North, Olson, Pillsbury, Ramsey, River Bend, Seward, South, Sullivan, Waite Park, Washburn, Wellstone, Wenonah, Whittier, Wilder, Windom.



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