Schools Could Be Getting A Break For Calling Off Classes This Winter

Gov. Walz: Districts Won't Be Punished; Gov. Burgum: Willing to Consider Waivers

School districts are being surveyed to decide whether to ask lawmakers for a shorter school year after winter weather forced many to cancel classes. The Minnesota Department of Education and lobbying groups are seeking information about how the last two weeks of extreme cold and snow have affected class time totals. A number of districts could fall short of the…