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.

No make-up days for Anoka-Hennepin students after weather closings

Posted by: Shannon Prather Updated: February 13, 2014 - 11:33 AM

Anoka-Hennepin schoolchildren won’t make up any of the district’s five cold-weather cancellations.


The Anoka-Hennepin School Board announced its decision this week. The district has enough padding in its existing calendar to avoid makeup days.

“While educators regret the lost instructional time, they realize that changing the school calendar mid-year could place a hardship on families that have already scheduled vacations. In addition, the school calendar includes enough days beyond the state minimum so there is no requirement to make up days already lost,” according to a statement.

Other districts across the state have scrambled to restore days. Some cut short long weekends around Presidents’ Day as well as using parent-teacher conference and staff-development days when students would have been off.

Minneapolis Public Schools has taken the most novel approach. District officials are formulating a plan to hold voluntary class on Saturdays and during spring break.

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