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St. Paul schools bid farewell to snow days

They'll be expected to fire up iPads, learn remotely


LEILA NAVIDI • Star Tribune

A group dashed across the street outside the Cathedral of St. Paul during a major winter storm in St. Paul.

The snow day with all its rituals - first and foremost, perhaps, the setting aside of school work for sledding - looks to be a thing of the past in St. Paul Public Schools.

Bolstered by the district's experience with distance learning, including expectations that students will bring iPads home, the school board agreed this week to make up to five "E-Learning days" available for use in 2021-22.

Then, students could shift into distance learning mode on days when schools close because of inclement weather or building-specific emergencies such as water main breaks.


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