Minneapolis Public Schools moves to e-learning Monday; cites weather, COVID

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Minneapolis Public Schools announced that Monday classes will shift to e-learning due to inclement weather and high numbers of COVID-19 cases reported over the weekend.

The district said Monday’s forecasted extreme windchills and reduced capacity of transportation staff due to COVID infections contributed to the decision. Minneapolis Kids sites will also be closed; Minneapolis Community Education athletic and school-sponsored events, as well as evening classes, are canceled.

“Temperatures for Monday are projected to be colder than they were last Thursday and Friday,” MPS Superintendent Ed Graff said in a statement Sunday afternoon. “We were able to make it work last week. But with the increased limitations on our transportation department as a result of COVID-19 infections reported over the weekend, moving forward we decided that bus transportation tomorrow just poses too great a safety risk to our students.”

Information for families concerned about meals due to closed buildings is available here.

District winter weather guidelines are available here.