Gov. Walz orders Minnesota classrooms closed the rest of the school year
April 24, 2020
The state's public K-12 schools will stay closed for the rest of the academic year under an order from Gov. Tim Walz, an unprecedented step many states across the nation are taking to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
The order, issued Thursday, assures that students and teachers will finish out the school year through distance-learning plans that have been underway for weeks, and it gives some finality for high school seniors across the state who wondered if they'd get to walk in their graduation ceremonies.